Husband wanted for shooting wife in Athens hotel arrested in Florida

ATHENS, GA. - A man wanted for the murder of his wife at a Best Western hotel in Athens was captured in Florida.

Athens-Clarke Police said Alexander Thomas Devanna was taken into custody, Sunday afternoon, by the Marion County Sheriff's Office in Ocala Florida.  

Police issued an arrest warrant for the husband after staff found Casey Devanna dead inside the hotel located at 170 North Milledge Avenue on August 27. She was shot.

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A Crime Stoppers reward of up to $1,000 was offered for any information leading to the arrest of Alexander who was believed to be driving a red Hyundai Santa Fe, Florida tag AE2296. 

The couple had been married for about a month according to police.

Alexander Devanna is awaiting extradition to Athens-Clarke County jail.

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