An Atlanta disc jockey bailed out of jail Wednesday after spending more than a month there on charges of arranging his wife’s murder.
Andre Jason Pugh made the $235,000 bond that a judge set for him last month on charges of murder and conspiracy and related charges in what police described as a murder-for-hire plot.
East Point police arrested him Dec. 4 in the death of his wife, Tiffany Jackson-Pugh. Police found the 30-year-old East Point woman in the couple’s Lake Haven Way home on Nov. 23. She had been shot twice, once in the torso and once through the eye. Their 2-year-old son was straddling her body.
Police were suspicious of Pugh, known to Club Onyx patrons as DJ Awesome, because of comments to a worker at a burglar alarm company who notified him of an alarm at his house, to a 911 operator and to arriving officers.
They tied him and his lifelong friend Adrian Harley to the killing, East Point Detective Allyn Glover testified at his bond hearing. Pugh blamed Harley for the killing when questioned, Glover said.
Harley, who is suspected of actually pulling the trigger, made bond Dec. 26.
Neither man has a significant criminal history and their lawyers argue they were arrested on circumstantial evidence that, while suspicious, is not definitive.
Magistrate Karen Woodson set special conditions for the bonds. She required them to surrender their passports — Harley has family in England and Pugh has traveled internationally — and wear a monitoring device. They also have a 24-hour curfew except for work.
Jackson-Pugh’s family has set up a website to raise money for her and Pugh’s 2-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
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