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Family of Bulloch Co. murder victim speaking out


The deadly shooting that happened on Monday on U.S. Hwy 301 S in Bulloch County left generations of a family grieving but determined to move forward, for the youngest especially.

Nalla, 4, plays in what's become her bedroom in her grandparents’ home. Marie and David Graf say the little girl fills a void after their daughter, Jessica Bassfield, died of a gunshot right outside.

"Jessica was a wonderful woman. She prayed about her daughter growing up and having a wonderful life,” said Graf, Jessica’s father.

Nalla was outside playing near the spot where investigators tell WTOC Bryan Bassfield shot and killed his wife. Bassfield told investigators he pulled the trigger accidentally, but he now faces murder charges.

The Grafs say their grief is on hold, as they help their granddaughter through losing her mother.

"We explained…..she asked is Mama gone. We told her Mama was with Jesus,” said Graf.

The Grafs say they've had emotional support from more people than they can thank. They just hope they can remain strong for their little girl.

Bassfield remains in the Bulloch County jail, waiting to schedule a bond hearing in Superior Court.

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