Man guns down wife, victim’s boss, in domestic violence double murder-suicide
LAVONIA, Ga. — A man gunned down his ex-wife and her boss before committing suicide this weekend in Upstate Georgia.
The Hart County Sheriff’s Department said that the suspect busted inside the restaurant shortly after it parted for the night on Saturday.
Sheriff Mike Cleveland of Hart County said that the suspect, Sammy, was armed (legally) and began littering the business with bullets.
“There were a lot of shots fired in there,” said Sheriff Cleveland.
Frohmuller’s Grill’s owner, the domestic violence victim’s boss, was caught in the crossfire and hit. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
“We’re not sure if Mr. Forkin was just a bystander or if he was targeted by [redacted],” said Sheriff Cleveland.
Sammy then looked for one employee in particular. His ex-wife. The others fled to safety. She wasn’t so fortunate.
Sammy kidnapped the woman he was formerly married to and took her from Hart County to Franklin County to a place that both knew. One that was burned down.
Sammy had a history of being possessive and extremely jealous of Lori, long after their marriage imploded, according to Sheriff Cleveland.