Funeral set for prominent attorney killed at law office

Man accused of killing ex-wife's attorney, himself after divorce Walter Radford, 33, is accused of shooting and killing his now ex-wife's divorce attorney, Antonio Benjamin Mari, hours after the divorce was finalized. The 41-year-old attorney was found dead in his Cartersville office. According to Cartersville police, Radford called ex-wife Cindy Radford after shooting Mari. He then broke into her home and shot himself. No one else was home. Police did not publicly identify a motive, but court records ob

Funeral arrangements have been made for a prominent Cartersville attorney who was shot and killed by the ex-husband of one of his clients.

Services for Antonio Mari are scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at Owen Funeral Home at 12 Collins Drive in Cartersville, according to an announcement on the funeral home's page.

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Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, directly before the service.

Mari was shot several times inside his law office in the 600 block of North Tennessee, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. Mari died at the scene.

Antonio B. Mari
Antonio B. Mari

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Mari’s alleged shooter, Walter Samuel Radford, left the scene in his Ford pickup truck and called his wife to tell her about the killing, police said. She then called 911.

Roughly an hour after the shooting, authorities found Radford, 33, of Cartersville, dead at his wife’s home on Willow Bend Drive, Bartow County coroner Joel Guyton told The AJC.

Mari was representing Radfords’s wife, Cindy, in the couple’s divorce proceedings, which were finalized less than two hours before the shooting.

Mari, 41, of Acworth, graduated from the University of Georgia and taught social studies for 10 years at Cass High School in Bartow County. After graduating law school, Mari opened a firm in Cartersville and opened a location in Cobb County in 2012.

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The Bartow County Bar Association created a GoFundMe account to raise money for Mari’s funeral costs. More than $11,000 was raised by Friday afternoon.

Mari is survived by his wife.