According to reports out of Dawson County, Amy Gibson was gunned down in front of her two children outside a North Georgia fire station.
She was shot by her husband in front of their 5 year old and 8 year old son.
Police stated that the couple had had many domestic disputes but nothing involving arrests or criminal charges. That night, Gibson pulled into the parking lot of a fire station and was followed by her husband in his vehicle.
There were several witnesses as her husband approached her vehicle and fired several shots. However, by the time they reached the vehicle she was dead in the driver's seat. Jeremy Gibson immediately surrendered to firefighters and was taken into custody when deputies got to the station.
He is facing charges of murder and cruelty to children in Georgia.
As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline the crime of murder in today's post.
Murder in Georgia
Murder in Georgia is defined by the Georgia Code in O.C.G.A. §16-5-1 as:
A person commits the offense of murder when he unlawfully and with malice aforethought, express or implied, causes the death of another human being.
The law defines the term malice as a wicked or corrupt motive or an intention to do evil and which the result is fatal and an unlawful objective to kill without justification or mitigation.
Express malice is the deliberate intention to unlawfully take the life of another human being, which is manifested by external circumstances capable of proof. Malice shall be implied where no considerable provocation appears and where all the circumstances of the killing show an abandoned and malignant heart.
The penalty for a murder conviction will be life in prison without parole, the death penalty, or life in prison.
Murder is one of the most serious criminal offenses ever to exist. If you or a loved one has been arrested for murder, contact a Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney today.