[UPDATE] Man Accused of Thanksgiving Day Murder of Girlfriend on Trial

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

[UPDATE] 5-16 -

The man accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend on Thanksgiving day had his trial set for today ,but it's been delayed.

Fred Gee ghee had his arraignment in April (4-18) and pleaded not guilty to charges of murdering his ex-girlfriend, 31-year-old Julie Samuel.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says early on Thanksgiving morning, Gee attacked Samuel and then shot her multiple times.

The superior court of the Southern Judicial Circuit of Georgia says the trial will begin at a later time.

Gee could face charges of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.


Updated 10:30 Monday 11-29

Brooks County Magistrate Court Judge Joyce Miskiel says the appearance for Fred Gee began sometime after 9 Monday morning.

Gee faces charges for murder and a possible charged of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Bail has not been set for Gee.


Updated 6 pm Thursday 11-25

James Samuel held back his tears but he couldn't hold back the pain of losing his cousin.

"It's a sad day, the day on thanksgiving, this is supposed to be thanksgiving not thanks taken, that's what it is for us today thanks taken," said Samuel.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says Julie Samuel was shot multiple times around 3:30 Thursday morning inside of her home at 903 West Hill Avenue.

Her brother says waking up to that phone call wasn't what he expected on Thanksgiving.

"Man yo sister dead, I just couldn't believe it. It hurt me real bad and it's still hurting me," said Joe Samuel.

GBI agents arrested Samuel's boyfriend, Fred Gee around two Thursday afternoon and charged him with murder.

Family members say the victim had a restraining order against Gee and says he should never have been at her home.

"It's just a tragedy that this happen like that and I'm hurt tremendously and the family is broken," said James Samuel.

"I love her and I'm going to miss her,"said Joe Samuel.

Family members say thanksgiving will never be the same without her.

Gee is currently being held at the Brooks County Jail. Authorities say Gee is scheduled to make his first appearance in court on Monday.
Updated 2:30pm Thursday 11-25

Authorities say the suspect, Fredrick Gee, is in custody.


Updated 2:00pm Thursday 11-25

Family and friends have identified the victim as Julie Samuel. Authorities are on the hunt for the man believed to be involved in the murder. He is identified as her boyfriend, Fredrick Gee.


Quitman, Georgia -- 11-25

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and local police are searching for a murder suspect this Thanksgiving morning. A person was murdered in Quitman, Georgia in Brooks County, but authorities are not releasing any other information at this time as the investigation continues. WCTV has a reporter on the scene.

Stay with WCTV for updates.

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