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, AJC.com 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.
Asia Simone Burns is a watchdog reporter for the AJC. Burns was formerly an intern in AJC’s newsroom and now writes about crime. She is a graduate of Samford University and has previously reported for NPR and WABE, Atlanta’s NPR member station.