Just after the family members had finished laying Judith's body to rest, the Rosewell police accused Bruce of allegedly murdering Judith by stabbing her to death in their home
Trigger warning: This article contains themes of suicide that some readers may find distressing
Bruce, 82, and Judith miller, 80, a couple from Rosewell, Georgia had just completed six decades of marriage when 911 received a call from Bruce claiming his wife had died of suicide on September 15th and died due to a fatal, self-inflicted stab wound. However, just after the family members had finished laying Judith's body to rest, the Rosewell police accused Bruce of allegedly murdering Judith by stabbing her to death in their home after 56 years of marriage, reports, People. The prison records show that Bruce was arrested on charges of murder, felony murder, and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, just after the funeral.
An 82-year-old Georgia man has been arrested and charged with his wife's murder. Bruce Miller originally told a 911 operator his wife had stabbed herself to death: https://t.co/zZ3MD8H3ZD pic.twitter.com/ttLHBhUGBZ— HLN (@HLNTV) September 30, 2022
According to the Rosewell police news release, further investigation and an autopsy conducted by the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office revealed Judith's death was a homicide, per the release. The police have, however, not yet disclosed the motive for the homicide. Attorney information for Bruce was not immediately available and the police are still looking for more information on the case.
According to Judith's obituary, Judith was "an avid tennis player and speed skater." It read, "Judith was a beautiful woman inside and out, caring deeply for all those around her. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and friend. Her love of nature, travel, reading, drawing, and all those aspects of life which bring us altogether versus apart will always be celebrated and inspire us all." She is survived by a husband, a daughter, and two grandsons.
A similar case was reported in the month of March, reports WSB-TV, when a man from Jones County, Georgia, Troy Newton Scarborough, was arrested on felony murder charges, multiple counts of aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony after he initially claimed that his wife died of suicide. Investigators reviewing evidence in Schroeder’s, Scarborough's wife's, death determined that Scarborough had actually shot her to death. The deputies said, "The responding deputies got the feeling that something wasn’t right about this case, and thankfully they trusted their instincts."
If you are having thoughts about suicide, or know of anyone who is, please contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
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