Man accused in ex-girlfriend’s deadly stabbing captured

Man accused in ex-girlfriend’s deadly stabbing captured

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Police captured Jesse Bodie, who was wanted in connection with the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend. (Credit: Gwinnett County Jail)
  • Story Highlights
  • The couple had a violent relationship, according to police and Tulbure’s sister.
  • Jesse Bodie allegedly stabbed Vera Tulbure in their Crescent Walk Lane home.
  • Bodie and Tulbure took out restraining orders against each other, police said.

A man wanted in connection with the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend in Suwanee was captured Tuesday, Gwinnett County police said.


Jesse Bodie, 33, was arrested at a Kroger in the 1200 block of Rockbridge Road in unincorporated Stone Mountain.

He is accused of stabbing Vera Tulbure, 33, in her Crescent Walk Lane home about 2:30 p.m. Monday and running from the residence, Gwinnett police said.

Hours before the brutal attack, police were called to the residence about a burglary, Channel 2 Action News reported. Officers searched the home, but found no one there.

Vera Tulbure was stabbed Monday in this house on Crescent Walk Lane in Suwanee, police said. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Tulbure, a mother of two young children, died after she was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville.

Police and Tulbure’s sister said the couple had a violent relationship. Bodie and Tulbure had restraining orders against each other at the time of the deadly stabbing, Channel 2 reported.

The history of domestic incidents included one last week, when Tulbure reported Bodie was hiding on the side of the house with a gun, the news station reported.

Vera Tulbure (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

“It shouldn’t have happened,” her sister, Iana Butcher, told Channel 2. “It shouldn’t have gone to this extent.”

Butcher said she believes her sister felt she had no choice but to continue returning to Bodie because she feared for her children’s safety.

“It was either she would end up hurt and her children would end up hurt or she was with him,” Butcher told Channel 2.

Brodie faces charges of murder and aggravated assault, police said.

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