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Macon DA: "It Was Never Involuntary Manslaughter"

12:54 PM, Dec 5, 2012   |    comments
  • Frank Louis Reeves, 73, has been charged with felony murder according to the Bibb County jail website.
  • District Attorney Greg Winters.
    
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A man accused of shooting 65-year old Linda Hunnicutt Tuesday at an east Macon gas station was never going to be charged with involuntary manslaughter, says Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney Greg Winters.

Winters told 13WMAZ Wednesday morning that 73-year old Frank Louis Reeves, the suspect in the shooting death of the Jones County woman has officially been charged with felony murder. 

"It was never involuntary manslaughter," he said. "Obviously there was miscommunication between officials inside the police department about the charge."  

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The original statement issued Tuesday by police spokeswoman Jami Gaudet said Reeves was charged with involuntary manslaughter because police had reason to believe that he didn't intend to kill Hunnicutt.

According to the police report, just prior to the shooting, Hunnicutt confronted Reeves after he hit her vehicle with his motorized wheelchair. 

Hunnicutt was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia. Bibb County coroner Leon Jones said she was pronounced dead just before 2 p.m. 

Check back with 13WMAZ for more information as this story develops.

Follow 13WMAZ's Kenny Burgamy on Twitter at @kburgamy.

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