73-year-old woman allegedly killed by woman who rented a room in her home

Source: Shady Springs police

Apr. 8 2021, Updated 9:40 a.m. ET

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A 73-year-old Georgia woman was killed by a tenant who lived in her home, according to police. 

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On April 5, the Sandy Springs Police Department responded to a call about an unknown disturbance.

When they arrived, they encountered a suspect, Chelci Chisholm, 59, in the garage holding an object and challenging officers. After a brief struggle, Chisholm was taken into custody, according to Sandy Springs police. 

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When officers entered the home to investigate, they found the body of Marlene Diane Colon, who owned the property.

Police say Chisholm rented a room in the victim’s home. They did not reveal how Colon was killed or if they have a motive for the alleged murder. 

Chisholm has been charged with malice murder, aggravated assault and obstruction of justice. She is now being held in a Georgia jail. 


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