Wow: Man Murders Wife's Lawyer, Kills Self Hours after Divorce is Final
Love is the most powerful emotion known to man.
It's a shame that this divorce ended this way. I am sure this woman will never be the same again.
A Georgia husband shot dead his wife's divorce lawyer before turning the gun on himself.
Walter Samuel Radford, 33, walked into the Cartersville offices of his wife's divorce lawyer, Antonio B. Mari, on Wednesday afternoon, and opened fire.Mari was found with a single gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Radford fled the scene in a late model Ford pickup truck. About 20 minutes later, and less than 10 miles away, residents on Willow Bend Drive, Cartersville, reported hearing a gun shot.
When police arrived, at around 3pm, they forced entry into the home and found Radford, a father of two young girls, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, AJC reports.
Earlier on Wednesday, Bartow County Superior Court heard the divorce petition from Radford's wife Cindy, who was being represented by Mari.
Meanwhile, people have been paying tribute to Mari - a prominent local lawyer and former teacher.
His heartbroken wife Stephanie shared a touching photo of herself and her husband in the hours after his death.
Bartow County Schools released a statement paying tribute to Mari and his family.
'Inspirational, favorite teacher, Georgia Bulldog fan; that’s how Antonio Mari’s former students at Cass High School describe him. He started as a Colonel in 2000, teaching History. Highly credentialed, Mr. Mari also taught Advanced Placement European History.'He wrapped up his teaching career with the Bartow County School System in 2011 to pursue a law degree and open a private practice. We share the community’s grief and extend our deepest sympathies to the Mari Family, as well as the BCSS Family. -(Hannah Parry, Daily Mail)