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Douglas County grand jury indicts two on murder charges in separate June incidents
by Staff Reports
August 14, 2013 11:22 AM | 2373 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Douglas County grand jury returned murder indictments against a Douglasville woman in the death of a local businessman and a 31-year-old man in the death of his estranged wife’s friend, stated a press release from Douglas County District Attorney David McDade last week.

Sahara Tabriz Fakhir, 32, was indicted on one count each of armed robbery, burglary and murder — an act authorities believe she accomplished by repeatedly stabbing and cutting victim Jerry Wheeler with a knife.

According to the indictment, the incident occurred between June 18 and 19. Evidence presented by McDade at a preliminary hearing Aug. 8 included DNA results linking the victim’s blood to a knife handle located under Fakhir’s bed and investigators matching the defendant to a footprint discovered at the crime scene. That warranted Judge Joel Dodson in moving the case forward for possible indictment by a grand jury, the release stated.

Raymond McKoy, a native of New York, was indicted on one count of murder. Testimony from an eyewitness during Thursday’s preliminary hearing provided sufficient evidence for the case to be presented to a grand jury, the district attorney’s release stated. The witness’ testimony painted McKoy as the gunman who shot and killed the victim outside his estranged wife’s residence on June 22.

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