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Two dead in home invasion

Press Release from Sheriff Donnie Craig

Wednesday at approximately 12:25 a.m., the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home invasion on Longswamp Church Road. Upon arrival, it was found that one person was dead on the scene from apparent gunshot wounds. Her husband also had multiple gunshot wounds and was transported immediately to Kennestone Hospital in Kennesaw Georgia. Once at the hospital, the second victim was also pronounced dead.


At this time, names are not being released until family members can be contacted.


Detectives from the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office are working a joint case with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations at this time.


Sheriff Craig said he will release more informatin as it becomes available.

Above, the Pickens Coroner vehicle and a GBI crime scene unit at the home of a double slaying Wednesday in the Longswamp Church area.


Chronology of All Stories on case

Chronology of other stories:

 Two Dead in Home Invasion-- February 9, 2011

Son in Law Arrested in Double Murder Wednesday --   February 9, 2011

Son in Law confessed to GBI agent in double murder case, according to first court hearing-- February 11, 2011

Death Penalty Sought for Ben Thomas Abbott -- June, 15, 2011 print edition for full story 

Abbott pleads not guilty to in-laws’ murder September 2011

Abbott shows no remorse -- reprint from Times Courier