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Woman arrested for killing husband, burning body in Free Home

   cherokeesheriff

     On July 5, 2018, Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded to 2155 Purcell Lane, Alpharetta, in the Free Home community after human remains were located on the property. The remains, which were burned extensively, were later identified as Gary Farris, 58, a Metro-Atlanta area attorney who owned the property at 2155 Purcell Lane. 

An extensive investigation into the death has been ongoing. The GBI Crime lab has recently completed analyzing

evidence collected at the scene. The autopsy report lists the cause of death as “gunshot wound” and the manner of death as “homicide”.

     Farris’ wife, Melody Farris, 59, of Alpharetta, was arrested in Tulahoma, Tennessee last night. Ms. Farris is charged with Murder with Malice, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Concealing the Death of Another.

Detectives recovered evidence indicating Ms. Farris shot and killed her husband inside their home and then tried to dispose of his body and evidence by burning it on their Purcell Lane property. Ms. Farris is currently in custody at the Coffee County Adult Detention in Tennessee being held without bond.