Former Georgia school administrator and another woman, charged with killing his wife with cocaine
A former Georgia school administrator and another woman have been charged with murder after investigators accused him of poisoning his wife, giving her a cocaine overdose in 2019.
According to CBS affiliate WMAZ, Edward Judie Jr. of Georgia was charged with murder for giving his wife, Joyce Fox Judie, cocaine. The other woman, Aliyah Danielle Walker, was also charged with the same counts for the murder of Joyce Judie. The victim was found dead in November 2019 at Edward’s home in Macon.
Edward Judie served as assistant superintendent of student affairs in Bibb County from 2011 to 2015.
At the time, Edward told Georgia investigators he believed his wife had fallen asleep after spending the night drinking and while they were in bed he would. sometimes banging his wife to see if she was awake. When she finally stopped responding, Edward said he thought she had fallen asleep.
However, an autopsy showed Joyce was being treated for dementia and had five times the lethal amount of cocaine in her body at the time of her death. According to CBS, investigators determined that Edward purchased cocaine the night of his wife’s death, adding that he also changed his story several times during interviews.
Edward spent two months in a Georgia jail before being released on $200,000 bail. Prosecutors believed Edward would flee after he was recorded in jail asking someone to secure his passport and hide insurance proceeds from his wife’s death.
According to a 2015 Telegraph report, Edward previously held the position of Administrative Director of the School of Leadership at Macon Charter Academy. The article also states that Edward spent 26 years in the United States Army.
At the time of his hire, school officials were concerned about violence occurring in Bibb County schools, which Edward believed could be addressed with structure.
“The social dynamics are no different than they are in many of your urban environments,” Edward told The Telegraph in 2015.
“Violence comes a bit with the territory; however, within our school setting, if there are high expectations, structure and everyone holding everyone accountable, I find that mitigates a lot of things. You need to have systems in place.