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Man arrested in 2002 Turner County triple homicide

Prosecutors said Jason Michael Walker was arrested Wednesday morning after a Turner County...
Prosecutors said Jason Michael Walker was arrested Wednesday morning after a Turner County grand jury indicted him Tuesday.(WCTV)
Published: Dec. 2, 2020 at 6:36 PM EST
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REBECCA, Ga. (WALB) - Court documents show a suspect in the deaths of the Wideman family in 2002 has been indicted, more than 18 years after they were killed in Rebecca.

Prosecutors said Jason Michael Walker was arrested Wednesday morning after a Turner County grand jury indicted him Tuesday.

UPDATE: Investigators say Jason Walker, now age 47, was the biological father of Melissa's unborn child. Melissa was 8.5...

Posted by Emileigh Forrester WALB on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

He was indicted on three counts of felony murder, three counts of malice murder, four counts of aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated assault (family violence), one count of feticide and two counts of arson.

All six murder counts stem from the deaths of Tommy Joe, Deborah and Melissa Wideman. The feticide count is for the death of Melissa’s unborn baby. Walker was determined to be the unborn child’s father, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The GBI held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to give an update in the case.

Law enforcement is giving an update in the Wideman murders that happened in Turner County in 2002.

Posted by WALB News 10 on Wednesday, December 2, 2020