We are learning new details about a gruesome murder that happened last week in McDuffie County. Rickey Wells, along with his aunt Tina Wells, are in jail charged in the murder of Rickey Well's ex-wife Jennifer Wells. Investigators believe the two shot Jennifer in the parking lot of the Happy Valley Store of Highway 17 then tied her body to the back of a car and dragged her almost seven miles.
A restraining order from 2009, filed by Jennifer Wells against Rickey Wells, is just one of the three we found in McDuffie County against Rickey Wells. But it's the stories Jennifer Wells' 11-year-old daughter tells that shows just how violent this relationship was. The 11 year old says she wanted to go on television to tell her mom's story and tell everyone how much she loved her mom.
Hinton says, "She loved to dance, she'd dance around the house the house. She'd listen to country music and stuff.”
Kayla Hinton flips through pictures of her and her mom Jennifer. The photographs, memories, and a few keepsakes are all she has to hold on to remember her mom.
A blue cross marks the spot investigators found Jennifer Wells' body along the Georgia Highway 17 connector in Warren County. While GBI agents aren't releasing very many details about the case, we found this restraining order filed just after Ricky and Jennifer divorced. Inside Jennifer Wells writes Rickey Wells followed her around, she even says she heard Ricky say that he needed to shoot his ex-wife.
Kayla says Ricky Wells hit both her and her mom, she told us several violent stories from when Rickey Wells would stop by.
Hinton says, "If you could say something to Ricky right now what would you say? I don't think I should say. It's bad words."
Kayla says she's had good friends and family to help her through these past few days. The 11-year-old says she asked her dad to tell her exactly what happened, she knows almost every graphic detail of her mom's death.
Hinton says, "I'm angry at who did it. I don't think he even loved my mom."
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