McDuffie County, GA -
A man accused in the dragging death of a Gibson, Georgia woman has pleaded guilty to Malice Murder and Armed Robbery charges.
Ricky Wells, 45, entered the guilty plea and received to consecutive life sentences Friday in the death of ex-wife, Jennifer Wells Kitchens. He, along with Tina Wells, are accused of shooting and killing Jennifer Kitchens Wells in 2011 at a gas station and then dragging her body behind a truck several miles. Ricky and Tina Wells are not related.
According to Toombs Judicial Circuit District Attorney Dennis Sanders, the effect of that sentence is that the Ricky Wells will serve sixty (60) years before he can even be considered for parole.
Sanders says, this is the sentence that the family was seeking. "We are happy that that we were able to accomplish this outcome and we are particularly pleased that we were able to do so without forcing the family and close friends of the victim, Jennifer Wells the trauma of a lengthy trial," Sanders added.
Sanders also says, "from a prosecutor's point of view, this is an ideal outcome and as prosecutors, we can inscribe in our dairy 'this was a good day'."
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