Ex-deputy indicted in fatal shooting of Georgia grad student

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A since-fired sheriff's deputy who police in Georgia said killed a graduate student he believed was having an affair with his wife was indicted on seven felony charges.

Athens-Clarke County police said Winford "Trey" Terrell Adams, 32, University of Georgia graduate student Benjamin Lloyd Cloer, 26, during a domestic dispute in November 2019. Adams, who worked for the Madison County Sheriff's Office, was off-duty at the time of the shooting and was later fired.

A grand jury indicted Adams on Feb. 4 on charges of malice murder, felony murder, first-degree home invasion, two counts of aggravated assault and two firearm possession charges, the reported Thursday.

In the Adams made after the shooting, which was obtained by news outlets, he said he shot a man because his wife was cheating on him.

“My wife was cheating on me, and I couldn't take it,” Adams is heard saying on the recording. “I didn't shoot her, I shot the guy. I couldn't stop myself.”

He was being held in the Athens-Clarke County Jail without bond, the newspaper reported. His next court appearance was scheduled for March 10. It's unclear whether he had a lawyer to comment on his behalf.

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