Jonathan Courson (Source: Appling Co. Sheriff's Office)
APPLING CO., GA (WTOC) -
An Appling County man
accused of his wife's slaying was indicted on eight counts Friday by a grand jury.
Jonathan Courson, 26, was
indicted on charges of malice murder; felony murder; aggravated assault; making
a false statement; tampering with evidence; reckless conduct and insurance
County Sheriff's Office said that on Jan. 4, he made up a story about two men
invading his home on, tying his wife up and killing her.
Deputies were called to their
home on Corey Street and found Courson and his wife Mandy tied up, with signs
of what looked like a home invasion.
Courson suffered minor cuts and scratches. Mandy Courson had been tied up in
another room in the house and was dead.
told deputies two black males broke into the home, tied them up, ransacked the
house. He added that the suspects allowed him to feed his 2-year-old daughter,
who was asleep upstairs and had woken up. Hours later, Courson told
investigators he was able to reach a security alarm, which was not activated,
to alert law enforcement and EMS.
days later, Courson turned himself in after an arrest warrant was issued.
Mandy Courson had been strangled
with a rope and that Courson looked to collect life insurance funds fraudulently,
according to the indictment.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:41 AM EDT2013-05-18 15:41:36 GMT
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