Barrow County man now charged with manslaughter in girlfriend’s death

William Andrew Kinsey

William Andrew Kinsey

A Barrow County man has now been charged with involuntary manslaughter, two months after a trail of blood led investigators to his girlfriend’s body, officials said.

Investigators in the Barrow sheriff’s office said William Andrew Kinsey, 46, “failed to summon emergency medical aid” for 36-year-old Brittnie Aaron Patterson after injuring her with a car in March.

Patterson was found dead at a Statham home March 9, previously reported. Days later, Kinsey was charged with serious injury by motor vehicle and reckless driving.

Deputies were called to the home on Goldshore Way after neighbors spotted a trail of blood in the driveway. The trail and a series of bloody footprints led investigators to Patterson’s body, sheriff’s spokesman Maj. Ryan Sears said at the time.

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Kinsey was detained at the scene and questioned, authorities said.

“Kinsey ran over Patterson’s foot while operating a vehicle, causing her death,” Sears said.

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Kinsey, who was booked into the Barrow County Detention Center on March 11, remains in jail without bond, records show.

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