Cherokee County

Grand jury indicts 70-year-old Ga. man accused of murdering his wife, court documents show

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — A Cherokee County grand jury indicted a man accused of killing his wife.

Charles Collins, 70, was indicted on the charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in connection to his wife’s death in July.

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Cherokee County sheriff officials said on July 24, deputies were called to a home on Ravne Drive at 2:30 a.m. about a person shot.

When deputies arrived, Collins confronted them while holding a gun.

After officials repeatedly told Collins to drop his gun, deputies said he went back inside the home, eventually walking out the house’s back door, where he was arrested.

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When police entered the home, they found Collins’ wife, Deborah Collins, 63, dead on the floor with a gunshot wound.

Collins was held without bond in the Cherokee County Detention Center.

The case remains ongoing.

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