Georgia woman killed fiancé and lived with his corpse for 2 months
A Georgia woman was found guilty of killing her fiancé and living with his body for two months until officials discovered he had died.
Tabitha Zelida Wood, 46, was found guilty on Friday by a Hall County jury of killing and concealing the death of her fiancé last year, according to court documents obtained by WSB-TV.
Officials said they learned of the death of Leroy Franklin Kramer Jr., 82, after his stepdaughter reported in June that she was concerned for his safety after not hearing from him for several months.
Hall County Sheriff’s deputies then arrived at Kramer’s home and discovered his body.
The deputies were told by Wood that he died in early April and that she had been living with his corpse ever since.
An autopsy from the sheriff’s office determined Kramer had died by homicide.
His preliminary cause of death appears to be blunt and sharp force trauma, the sheriff’s office said, according to WSB-TV.
Wood was found guilty of malice murder, two counts of felony murder, aggravated assault, exploitation of an elderly person, concealing the death of another and financial transaction card theft.