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