Crime

Soldier Arrested For Killing Man Who Came Home With His Wife

| by Sean Kelly

An Army soldier was arrested after being accused of killing a man who came home with his wife.

According to reports, 31-year-old Jermaine Ray Mealy drove 900 miles from Texas to his home in Hinesville, Georgia, after a robbery was reported at the house. His wife reportedly informed him of a burglary at their home, but told him he did not need to come home. 

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She told him not to worry about it because police had been here,” police Lt. Susy Jackson said. 

When Mealy arrived home on Saturday afternoon, around 12:15 p.m., he discovered his wife with another man. A fight subsequently broke out between Mealy and the unidentified man, and the soldier shot him multiple times in the stomach and chest. Emergency responders rushed the man to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Mealy was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. His wife and the other man have not yet been identified. Those who knew Mealy later took to social media to defend him.

I served with this man and he is honorable and respected by many including myself,” one commenter wrote on Facebook.

“None of us could say what we would have done,” a woman who claimed to be Mealy’s cousin wrote, asking others to send prayers and condolences to the victim’s family.

Sources: New York Daily News, WTOC

Photo Credit: WTOC