A former Georgia congressional candidate was arrested this week and charged with the homicide of her former marketing campaign staffer.
Kellie Lynn Collins, who ran as a Democrat in Georgia’s 10th congressional district, was charged with homicide after police discovered 41-year-old Curt Cain fatally shot inside his house in Aiken County, South Carolina on Tuesday, the Augusta Chronicle reported.
Cain served as Collins’ treasurer throughout her marketing campaign, in line with election filings. She dropped out of the race previous to the Democratic main.
Police discovered Cain after they have been known as to the house to do a wellness examine, in line with WRDW-TV. Investigators mentioned they imagine he died on Aug. four from lack of blood as a result of gunshot wound.
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“I didn’t assume something like this might occur,” Clayborn Thigpen, her former marketing campaign supervisor, informed the Chronicle, including he had not spoken to them in a number of months.
Captain Eric Abdullah informed The State newspaper that the pair had been residing collectively, and it’s doable they’d gotten married.
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Aiken County is situated close to the Georgia border.
Tabitha Johnson-Inexperienced, a nurse, gained the Democratic nomination in July. She’s going to face incumbent Rep. Jody Hice, a Republican, in November’s basic election.
Collins is being held on the McDuffie County Jail and is charged with homicide and grand larceny.