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Thursday September 29th, 2022 7:20AM

Man charged in Wash. teacher's death from Ga.

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) Authorities say man charged in the Christmas Eve death of a Seattle-area teacher was on parole in Georgia during the killing and was in Washington illegally.

Officials say Johnnie Lee Wiggins had not notified his probation officer he had left Georgia when police say he bludgeoned to death his girlfriend, 55-year-old Prudence Hockley, in the driveway of her Seattle home. The Georgia Department of Corrections says Wiggins was allowed to relocate to Seattle but that was revoked in May when police say Wiggins attacked one of his parole officers.

Authorities say the competitive body builder served five years at the Coffee Correctional Facility in southeast Georgia for a first-degree assault conviction and was released in 2008.

He is charged with second-degree murder.

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