Monday, December 7, 2009

Dad murders 7-year-old son, boy's mother (Bainbridge, Georgia)

Dad JAMES "BUBBA" REYNOLDS III shot and killed his 7-year-old son and his son's mother. It seems that the mother had just left the relationship earlier that week, and that on Saturday Dad "picked them up" (read: abducted them?) and brought them to his house, "presumably to talk and converse." Sounds like most of the "talking" was done by Dad's gun. Once again, we see that leaving an abusive relationship is the most dangerous time for mothers and children.

3 Dead in Double Murder Suicide
Dec 6, 2009, 03:00

Three persons are dead after a double murder and suicide on Saturday night. James "Bubba" Reynolds III, 42, shot and killed his live in girlfriend, Tonya Swords, 31, and their 7 year old son Kahm before killing himself.

Sheriff's Major Wendell Cofer stated that after not hearing from Reynolds for a period of time, a relative went to his home at 202 County Line Road at about 8 pm Saturday evening.

With no answer, she entered the residence and discovered the 3 victims. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Major Cofer stated their investigation indicates that they had been dead only a short period of time before being discovered.

Sheriff's Deputies responded to the call and secured the home. Sheriff's CSI Gale Bowyer processed the scene.

Tonya Swords had left Bubba Reynolds earlier in the week and was staying in Thomasville. On Saturday, Reynolds picked up Tonya and their 7 year old son and brought them to his residence, presumably to talk and visit. Tonya's own 2 daughters did not come with them.

The Decatur County Sheriff's investigation continues.