BALL GROUND, Ga. — Oct 11, 2018, 3:36 AM ET

Georgia woman, 74, accused of killing 76-year-old husband


A 74-year-old Georgia woman is accused of killing her 76-year-old husband who she said had fallen and hit his head.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Betty Sue Parton was arrested Tuesday on charges including murder and elder abuse. Cherokee County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Jay Baker says an unknown object was used in the April slaying of David Parton.

Baker says deputies responded to a call of a person down and found the husband dead. He says Parton had injuries consistent with a fall. However, he says the county medical examiner told deputies in July that the death was suspicious. Parton's cause of death is now classified as a homicide caused by blunt force trauma.

His wife being held without bond at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

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  • Don'tBotherMe

    Did she use a leg of lamb and then feed the evidence to the investigating police?

  • Marly Duran

    They better have more evidence than the suspician of some coroner. Seems like a pretty weak case.

  • AwfHand

    Frying pan?
    My grandma always said that divorce was out of the question, but murder was always a possibility.

  • BluntNotPC

    not sure why this is more than page 3 local new

  • helicohunter

    She'll be cared for in her old age- just not in the comfort she expected. If she had been married to him for decades, couldn't she have put up with him a bit longer?

  • Dana Leigh