• Wife, another man charged with murder months after Gwinnett County man's death

    By: Tony Thomas

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    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - More than four months after a Gwinnett County man's death, his wife and another man have been charged with murder.

    Tia Young and Harvey "Tim" Lee were arrested in connection with the Nov. 17 death of 43-year-old George Young.

    They were booked on malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault charges, according to Gwinnett jail records.

    George Young, a father of two, was shot and killed on his front porch as he returned home from a security job.

    Investigators said the Youngs and Lee all knew each other from early adulthood. They were originally from South Carolina.

    According to police, when Lee became unemployed, George Young invited him to live with their family in Buford.

    George Young also hired Lee to work with him at a security company.


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    When detectives began interviewing Tia Young and Lee about the night of the homicide, he said he found inconsistencies in their stories.

    According to police, detectives realized early in their investigation that Tia Young and Lee were involved in an intimate relationship.

    The detective said he believes the murder of George Young was financially motivated, as he had a life insurance policy for a significant amount of money.

    Police said Tia Young has not been able to collect on the policy.

    Tia Young and Lee have denied any involvement in the murder.

    Shortly after the deadly shooting on Montauk Hill Drive, Tia Young talked to Channel 2 Action News.

    “I heard two loud gunshots,” she told Channel 2’s Tony Thomas. “I thought it was gunshots, but I wasn’t sure what it was, whether it was firecrackers. So I ran to my brother’s room. He wasn’t in there.”

    The brother was downstairs on his laptop, Tia Young said at the time.

    “So I asked him did he hear that noise,” she said. “He said, ‘Yeah. It sounded like two gunshots.’”

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