Jermaine Lamarr Harris
Photo: Clayton County Sheriff’s Office
Photo: Clayton County Sheriff’s Office

Clayton County man charged in wife’s beating, murder

A Clayton County man was arrested Thursday night in connection with the beating and murder of his wife, according to police.

Jermaine Lamarr Harris has been charged with malice murder and aggravated assault, according to a police report. 

Officers conducted a wellness check on Harris’ wife, Reona Williams-Harris, 37, on Monday at 6:15 a.m. but no one answered the door. At 8:20 a.m., a friend with a key let them in, and Williams-Harris was found badly beaten and murdered, police said. 

Officers searched the residence but found that no one was at home. 

Investigators eventually collected enough evidence to connect Harris to the crime, police said, and he was brought in for questioning Thursday. A warrant was obtained for his arrest and he was taken to the Clayton County Jail later that day, according to police. 

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