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Woman admits to stabbing husband to death during altercation, Gwinnett police say

Police say that the wife has been charged with voluntary manslaughter.
Credit: Gwinnett Police Department

TUCKER, Ga. — Gwinnett County Police said a woman admitted to stabbing her husband to death early Monday morning at an apartment complex in Tucker.

Police responded to the home on the 2000 block of Preston Lake Drive just after 1 a.m. on Aug. 17 to find 53-year-old Brett Zachary dead from a stab wound. 

According to police, the homicide unit responded to the scene and spoke with the wife, Roxanne Woodard-Zachary, 51, who admitted to stabbing the husband during a domestic altercation inside the residence. 

They said investigators are speaking with witnesses and gathering any additional evidence. 

The wife was arrested and charged the following day with voluntary manslaughter. 

If anyone has any information, contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Case Number: 20-061060

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