published Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

76-year-old Gilmer County man charged with killing wife

A 76-year-old Gilmer County, Ga., man has been charged with killing his wife early this morning.

An emergency call came in about 4 a.m. claiming 67-year-old Barbara Bossa had been killed in a home invasion at the Coosawattee River Resort, Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Frank Copeland said.

But after investigators arrived the story didn’t match the crime scene, Copeland said. When Bossa’s husband, Donald, was interviewed he confessed to killing his wife, Copeland said.

Donald Bossa has been charged with murder and is being held in the Gilmer County Jail, he said.

The case is being investigated by the sheriff’s office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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esaletnik said...

These stories about random acts of violence against strangers always turn out to be caused by an acquaintance or family member of the victim.

September 14, 2011 at 1:08 p.m.
scberry628 said...

How sad. we need to pray for our nation, repenting for our sins and and seek after him. Sin is over running our country.

September 14, 2011 at 1:54 p.m.
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