Georgia man arrested for murdering his mother and wife

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. — A Fayette County man has been arrested after allegedly murdering his mother and wife on Saturday.

FOX 5 reports that around 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, deputies arrived at the home of 34-year-old Johnny Edwards IV after a call came in about a domestic dispute.

Edwards was standing outside his home when deputies arrived. Deputies entered the home and found the bodies of two women.

Officials were able to link the 911 call to Edwards, making him the main suspect.

On Monday, deputies identified the victims as the suspect’s mother, 57-year-old Kathy Edwards, and his wife, 31-year-old Venus Quanteh, according to FOX 5.

Residents in the Highgrove subdivision were in shock at the scene that unfolded Saturday afternoon.

“It just hurts my heart to even think about it,” Cheryl Bolmon, a Highgrove resident, told FOX 5. “I really feel bad for this whole family, it’s just a sad thing. I can’t imagine what they’re going through.”

Sheriff Barry H. Babb told FOX 5 that the investigation is centering around Edwards.