WARNER ROBINS — The estranged husband of a woman shot to death in her Warner Robins home has been formally charged with felony murder, police said.
Jose Garcia, 44, was released Wednesday night from The Medical Center of Central Georgia, where police said he had been recovering from two self-inflicted stab wounds.
He was taken to the Houston County jail and charged with felony murder in connection with the shooting death of Maria Garcia, 38, in her 102 Murray Place home the morning of Aug. 23, according to a Warner Robins police news release issued Thursday.
Police believe that Jose Garcia went to the home with plans to kill Maria Garcia and then kill himself in what was to be a murder-suicide, according to Tabitha Pugh, public information officer for Warner Robins police.
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Maria Garcia’s body was discovered in the doorway of her home by neighbors.
Jose Garcia was found unconscious and suffering from stab wounds in the parking lot of Northlake Apartments where he lived about four miles away and within minutes of the discovery of Maria Garcia’s body, police said.
Jose Garcia was being held Thursday in the Houston County jail.