Text Message Murder Confession

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ATLANTA (AP) Police discovered a Riverdale woman dead after
her husband text-messaged his sister that he may have killed his
wife.

Montay Lee Merritt is being held without bond on charges of
murder in the death of 38-year-old Alesha Merritt.

Clayton County police found the body Saturday after Monica
Edwards told them she'd received a text message.

Police say the message read: "Monica, plz call me! I thk I
killed Lisa.''

Police say Merritt went on to say he choked the woman and left
her on the floor.

Officer Sonja Sanchez says the couple argued after a night of
drinking Friday because Merritt had gotten another woman pregnant.


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