A Buford woman who was charged with murder in late August for the shooting death of her husband has been indicted on four charges connected to the incident, two of which were recently added.
On Wednesday, a grand jury indicted 39-year-old Christy Love-Bullock on one count of malice murder, one count of felony murder, one count of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony for the Aug. 25 shooting, the bill of indictment shows.
Love-Bullock was initially charged with felony murder and aggravated assault for the death of 39-year-old Montez Love-Bullock; the possession of a firearm and malice murder charges are new, suggesting that Christy Love-Bullock killed her husband intentionally.
Georgia law defines malice murder as the “deliberate intention unlawfully to take the life of another human being which is manifested by external circumstances capable of proof. Malice shall be implied where no considerable provocation appears and where all the circumstances of the killing show an abandoned and malignant heart.”
Felony murder, on the other hand, occurs when a person “causes the death of another human being irrespective of malice” during the commission of another felony — such as aggravated assault.
Georgia has four classes of homicide: malice/felony murder, which carry the same punishment, second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter.
According to previous reports by the Daily Post, Gwinnett police responded to 5871 Apple Grove Road in Buford at around 1 a.m. on Aug. 25 after neighbors called 911 to report the shooting.
“Several neighbors called us and said there was man down in the middle of the road,” Gwinnett County Police Detective Sam Flynn said at the time. “When officers arrived, we quickly determined he was deceased.”
Montez Love-Bullock died from a single gunshot wound, police said. Christy Love-Bullock was charged within hours of her husband’s death.
She remains in the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.