UPDATE: Jones woman charged in businessman's killing hopitalized, in coma

lfabian@macon.comMarch 20, 2012 

Pamela Moss, the Jones County woman who is a suspect in the slaying of a Henry County businessman, is in a coma in a southeast Georgia hospital, her attorney says.

"The doctors are trying to determine the cause of (the coma), but it's possible that it's self-induced -- maybe by means of an overdose of some sort of pill that she had access to," lawyer Franklin J. Hogue told The Telegraph on Tuesday afternoon.

Moss, 54, was arrested late Monday, charged in death of Doug Coker of McDonough.

Moss pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in 1997 after poisoning her mother the year before.

The body of a man believed to be Coker, was found under a porch in Moss' backyard in the River North subdivision after Jones deputies went looking for Moss.

An autopsy is scheduled on the body, which investigators say had apparent signs of injury.

Coker was last seen March 13 at the Bass Road McDonald's in north Bibb County.

Telegraph staff writer Liz Fabian contributed to this report. For more on this story, come back to macon.com and read Wednesday's Telegraph.

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