Antonie McFarlane
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Gwinnett man who said he found girlfriend’s body now charged with murder

A Gwinnett County man was charged with murder Wednesday morning, less than two days after his girlfriend was found shot to death behind their Snellville home.

Antonie McFarlane, 35, faces one count of murder and one count of aggravated assault in the death of 36-year-old Natasha Smith, Gwinnett police said. 

Officers responded to the couple’s home in the 2400 block of Northbrook Road about 6:40 p.m. Monday, Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Collin Flynn said.

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Antonie McFarlane told police he came home Monday evening and discovered his girlfriend’s body in the backyard, authorities said. He was charged with murder Wednesday morning.
Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department

They were called by McFarlane, who told officers he came home and discovered his girlfriend’s body in the backyard, police said. She had been shot at least once. 

Investigators secured warrants for McFarlane’s arrest after speaking with witnesses and collecting evidence from the scene, detectives said. He was taken into custody about 2 a.m. Wednesday. 

McFarlane remains held at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond, online records show. 

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