Bibb man indicted in slaying of newlywed wife

lfabian@macon.comApril 11, 2013 

A Twiggs County grand jury indicted a Bibb County man this week in the slaying of his wife of 19 days.

Marcus D. Hoskins, 46, faces charges of malice murder, felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, theft by taking, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to Monday’s indictment, Dublin Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney LaShonda Harris confirmed Thursday.

Hoskins called the Jones County Sheriff’s Office early in the morning on Jan. 31 to confess to killing Hurley Danielle Thompson Hoskins, authorities said. Her body was left overnight at the Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge off Ocmulgee East Boulevard, just over the Bibb County line.

Hoskins allegedly held the 37-year-old woman at gunpoint and made her walk about 50 yards into the woods, where he shot her five or six times, Twiggs County Sheriff Darren Mitchum said the day of the arrest.

The couple had gotten into an argument on the way home from an Atlanta-area hospital, where they were visiting her daughter from a previous marriage. The teen had brain surgery there.

The new bride was considering getting back together with her ex-husband for the sake of the children, Mitchum said.

Hoskins led deputies to her remains near the Longleaf Pine Trail, which is not far off Ga. 129.

He will be arraigned in the coming weeks, but no date has been set, said Brandon Faircloth, deputy chief assistant district attorney.

Prosecutors have not decided whether to seek the death penalty.

“Basically, at this point, everything is still on the table,” Faircloth said.

To contact writer Liz Fabian, call 744-4303.

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