A Cobb County bodybuilder has been charged with murder in the death of a Seattle school teacher.
Johnnie Lee Wiggins is being held in a Washington prison on murder charges. Police there suspect he attacked his girlfriend, Prudence Hockley, on Christmas Eve in Seattle. Hockley, a high school teacher, died from her injuries Wednesday.
"She was incredible, and she had this passion for everything she did," Hockley’s former student Maddy Young said.
Police said Hockley's daughter found her unconscious outside their north Seattle home and saw Wiggins walking away.
Cobb County court records show Wiggins previously served more than five years in a Georgia prison for assault, robbery and theft. In 2008, Wiggins got released and was put on probation, which he was allowed to complete in Washington. After getting into more trouble there, he returned to Georgia to finish it, but later ended up back in Washington.
In a statement a Georgia Department of Corrections spokesperson said, "Wiggins failed to inform his probation officer of his move to Washington, thus did not comply with the terms of his probation. The Department is obtaining a warrant for Wiggins and is taking the proper steps to extradite Wiggins back to the state."
In May, Wiggins was arrested in Washington after, police said, he attacked a parole officer at his home. His arraignment is scheduled for next week.