CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — The wife of an Alpharetta attorney is being charged in his death, but as of Wednesday, she's been granted bond.
Detectives accused 59-year-old Melody Farris of shooting her husband, Gary Farris, inside of their home and burning his body on their Purcell Lane property last year.
She was granted bond in the amount of $250,000, the Cherokee County district attorney's office told 11Alive on Thursday.
Cherokee Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene on July 5, 2018, after human remains were located on the property. Those remains were later identified as Gary Farris, 58, who was a metro-Atlanta attorney and the owner of the Purcell Lane property.
After an extensive investigation, authorities said the GBI Crime Lab was able to list Gary Farris' cause of death as a gunshot wound by homicide.
Melody is facing three charges: murder with malice, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and concealing the death of another.