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Exclusive: Accused Murderer Ricky Wells Mails WJBF A Letter From Jail

By Brett Buffington

An eight-page indictment lays out the list of charges against Ricky and Tina Wells, charges that come from the horrific death of Jennifer Kitchens Wells, who was Ricky Wells' ex-wife.

From the indictment, we now know that Kitchens Wells was shot and was presumably dead before she was tied by the legs to that back of an SUV and dragged down several miles of rural roads in south McDuffie County.

The indictment also shows that both Ricky Wells and Tina Wells are facing charges of armed robbery, for taking Kitchens Wells' car and purse. The armed robbery charge is new information in this investigation, and under Georgia law makes this case, eligible for the death penalty, if both Ricky and Tina are convicted.

All total, Ricky and Tina are both set to face a judge on charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and aggravating circumstances.  All things Ricky Wells says he was forced to do, according to a letter allegedly sent from Wells in the McDuffie County jail.

In the letter, while referring to Tina, Ricky Wells says "she made me do it".  He also tries to clear up some of the confusion about his and Tina’s relationship, writing, "the lady is my aunt, not my lover."

Wells makes a shocking statement that he and Tina have been exchanging letters inside the McDuffie County Jail, collaborating on their stories by passing notes, using guards as mailmen.

Ricky Wells even admits in the letter that he knows two people shouldn't be able to do that, especially in jail.

Toombs Judicial Circuit District Attorney Dennis Sanders has yet to announce if he will seek the death penalty in the case. Sanders has until Ricky and Tina are arraigned to make a decision. An arraignment is expected sometime in September.

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