Andre Jason Pugh

Hearing for Atlanta DJ suspected in wife’s murder plot rescheduled

Monday’s scheduled first court appearance for an Atlanta DJ who allegedly plotted to have his wife killed was delayed until Tuesday.

Andre Jason Pugh, known professionally as DJ Awesome, was booked into the Fulton County jail Saturday and charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit burglary, according to East Point police. Pugh’s alleged accomplice, Adrian Harley of Alpharetta, was also arrested and charged with the same crimes, booking records showed.

They were scheduled to appear in court at 11 a.m. Monday. However, Pugh hired an attorney, delaying his appearance until 11 a.m. Tuesday. Meanwhile, Harley waived his first appearance, according to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. Harley will return to court in two weeks, but will remain in jail until then without bond.

Both men were arrested less than two weeks after Pugh’s wife, Tiffany, was found dead from an apparent homicide on Nov. 23, East Point police Lt. Cliff Chandler said. Tiffany Pugh is survived by her two children with her husband, according to her online obituary.

Andre Pugh, a New York native, works as a DJ at Club Onyx on Cheshire Bridge Road, according to his website.

In January, another Club Onyx DJ, DJ Nando, was shot and killed in front of his Clayton County home. William “Fernando” Barnes, 38, was shot in the head moments after returning home from work, the AJC previously reported. No arrests have been made in connection to his death, police said Monday.

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