Former Georgia school administrator and another woman accused of poisoning his wife with cocaine are charged with murder

A former Georgia school administrator has been charged with murder after investigators accused him of poisoning his sick wife with a cocaine overdose in 2019. CBS affiliate WMAZ-TV reports that the acts of indictment issued last week charge Edward Judie Jr. of Macon with murder and felony. state drug laws.

Edward Judie Jr.

Bibb County Jail

A previously unnamed woman, Aliyah Danielle Walker, has been charged with the same charges.

Joyce Fox Judie, 60, was found dead in November 2019 at the couple’s home in northwest Macon. Ed Judie, 67, told deputies at the time that he and his wife had been drinking and he thought she had fallen asleep.

Edward Judie told investigators they both got drunk drinking Hennessy brandy, WMAZ reported. Judie said that while they were lying in bed he would sometimes hit his wife with his arm to wake her up and see if she was okay. When she stopped responding, he said he assumed she was asleep and left her alone.

An autopsy revealed that Joyce Judie had “several times the lethal dose” of cocaine in her body when she died. Investigators said they determined Ed Judie purchased cocaine that night. They said that Ed Judie changed his story several times during the interviews.

A lawyer for Judie denied her guilt. A clerk said Friday that no attorney is listed for Walker.

WMAZ reported that Joyce Judie was being treated for dementia. Ed Judie spent two months in jail, in part because prosecutors said he was a flight threat after he was recorded while in jail asking someone to secure his passport and hide the proceeds assurance of his wife’s death.

Ed Judie was later released on $200,000 bond. He served as assistant superintendent of student affairs in Bibb County from 2011 to 2015.

Martha K. Merrill