Former school superintendent in Georgia accused of murder after wife overdoses on cocaine

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Source: MEGA; Bibb County Sheriff's Office

Jul. 3 2021, Published 9:14 a.m. ET

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A former deputy school superintendent in Georgia is under arrest for murdering his wife after her suspicious death nearly a year and a half ago, authorities said.

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Around :25 a.m. Nov. 26, 2019, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report about a dead person at a home in Macon. When deputies arrived, they found the body of Joyce Judie, 60, in a downstairs bedroom.

Edward Judie, 65, allegedly told deputies that “he and his wife had been drinking and that he thought she was asleep,” the sheriff’s office said.

An autopsy showed Judie had “many times the lethal dose of cocaine in her system” when she died, according to the sheriff’s office, and Edward allegedly had purchased the drugs “that same night.”

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On July 1, 2021, detectives questioned Edward about the case and confronted him with evidence they had collected in the course of their investigation.

“During the interview,” the sheriff’s office claimed, “Edward’s story continued to change every time he was presented with evidence that conflicted with his prior statements.”

Edward Judie was charged with murder and is being held without bond in the Bibb County jail.

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