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Macon man charged with killing girlfriend

40-year-old Brenda Settles was found dead inside a home.

MACON, Ga. — The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is investigating a death Saturday night in a home on Andrea Drive. 

According to a news release, 40-year-old Brenda Settles was discovered dead inside a home on the 6000 block of Andrea Drive just before 5 p.m.

Her boyfriend, 53-year-old Anthony Walker was transported to the Bibb County Criminal Investigation Office to be interviewed. After his interview he was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center and charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Walker does not have a bond at this time.

Settle's cause of death is unknown at this time. 

According to Coroner Leon Jones, the couple had a history of domestic violence.

The homicide comes just two days after the start of the new year. Macon's first homicide in the record breaking year of 2020 was January 20. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500.

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