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Death threat on MySpace spurs warrant

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett authorities have issued a warrant for an Acworth woman who allegedly threatened to kill her husband's ex-fling and dump her body in a remote Georgia forest, police said.

To get her point across, the woman reportedly used her victim's MySpace page.

Nora G. Berry, 27, is charged with threatening a witness for a Sept. 28 posting on a MySpace page registered to Asante McGee, 29, of Lawrenceville.

McGee has a daughter with the suspect's current husband, Gabriel Odom, she said. The two were never married.

The "whole big mess" started when Odom was arrested in Acworth on August 27 this year on child abandonment charges for neglecting to pay child support, McGee said. She's suing him in civil court in an effort to enforce those payments, she said.

Things got ugly when Odom received a mailed subpoena requesting his appearance at an Oct. 15 hearing, McGee said.

According to a police report, Odom's wife, Berry, posted a death threat reading:

"When we go to court on the 15th U will either not show up R tell the judge you want to drop the charges (sic)," the report reads. "If U don't I promise you will come up missing ... there are enough woods in GA to hide UR body and they will think you ran way (sic)."

After contacting the Gwinnett District Attorney's office, McGee called police.

"I was scared," said the mother of three, a personal assistant who's enrolled in online college courses. "I really don't trust anybody these days."

Cpl. Illana Spellman, Gwinnett police spokesman, said in general the policing agency in a suspect's home county would execute the warrant.

"If there are no arising charges from the warrant execution, Gwinnett Sheriff Deputies will go to wherever (the suspect is) and pick her up to answer the charges in Gwinnett," Spellman said.

Berry could not be reached for comment Friday.

Authorities with the Cobb County Jail and Acworth Police Department said Friday they had no record Berry had been arrested.