71-Year-Old Hephzibah Woman Charged With Murder

Breaking News out of Hephzibah today. Richmond County Sheriff's Office says 71-year-old Freda Eugenia Drake is being charged with the murder of her 75-year-old husband, James Christopher Drake.

She is charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. She'll be booked into the Charles B. Webster Detention Center.

The shooting took place on Wendell Street around 6:30am this morning. It appears the couple was having an argument and she shot him with a handgun. It is being ruled a homicide.


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