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Athens woman acquitted of murder charges in boyfriend's 2019 shooting death


Anna Gatlin Petree

By Joe Johnson

A Clarke County jury on Friday acquitted an Athens woman of murder for the shooting death of her boyfriend over three years ago.

Following a trial in Superior Court, jurors found Anna Gatlin Petree not guilty of malice and felony murder in the shooting death of 43-year-old Justin David "Jud" Beebe.

In her first criminal trial as a prosecutor, District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez reportedly tried to prove that as a motive for killing Beebe, Petree stood to gain from an insurance policy.

However, the prosecution was unable to get the insurance policy before the jury due to judge ruling that the proper foundation for its introduction to the trial as evidence had not been laid.

Beebe’s death had initially been ruled a suicide on Sept. 18, 2019, when he was found dead from a gunshot wound in the home he shared with Petree on Crows Nest Court.


A photo used for the obituary of Justin Beebe, described as an avid deejay

Athens-Clarke County police said they arrested the 34-year-old Petree for her boyfriend’s murder in August 2021, after detectives reexamined the evidence in the case, they concluded that Beebe’s fatal injury had not been self-inflicted.

Speaking at the time of Petree’s arrest, ACCPD Lt. Shaun Barnett said, “In the almost two years since this incident, detectives thoroughly looked into every aspect of the investigation such as the scene itself, the autopsy medical records, and countless other pieces of pertinent evidence...this death was reported to ACCPD as a suicide. However, the totality of the evidence suggests that the victim was intentionally shot by Ms. Petree.”

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Sara Gibbs
Sara Gibbs
27 feb 2023

You Anna gatlin are a fucking piece of trash. He was never your fiancé you fat overweight hideous cunt. You are a fucking murderer!!!!! I hope you die a horribly painful and slow death! You are NOT a victim anna. You are the murderer!!!! You should be burned alive and doused with gasoline! Even that would be too kind for you!!! I hope one day this country does get offered a purge. lol.

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Anna Gatlin
Anna Gatlin
20 gen 2023

Myself and my fiance Justin David Beebe are were and will forever be victims of this horrendous harassment following threats death threats to the point where I had to move I was 100% innocent he did it to himself I watched him shoot himself anyone that's talking crap about me is a liar I've got many people for slander and certain people are getting ceased and desist letters along with a slap for slander some of them will have jail time please don't keep this going please let it die down I was acquitted of every single charge she threw at me she had nothing on me I was innocent and it was proven so everybody please just respect my…

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Sara Gibbs
Sara Gibbs
27 feb 2023
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Like how you cleaned the murder scene. How you had the fucking gun powder residue on your clothes and hands. Threw away the clothes you wore when YOU shot him. Btw. Bitch don’t you dare talk about cease and desist letters when the Ed and Lorraine foundation did that to you and yet you continue to give yourself such ridiculous titles.. “founder”. Hahahaha. Fucking loser. did you also run and contact Jonathan asking him to help LIE for you when the detectives would contact him? Also why Jeff told everyone and I do have pictures that he left your sorry ass because he could no longer afford your drug habit?! You’re pathetic. I hope the drugs win.

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"the proper foundation for its introduction to the trial as evidence had not been laid"

A rookie mistake lets a murder go free!

That's what you get when you vote in an absolutly no criminal experience "progressive" democrate for DA.

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18 gen 2023

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Anna Gatlin
Anna Gatlin
17 gen 2023

She's a sad miserable woman who the judge had it

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Sara Gibbs
Sara Gibbs
27 feb 2023
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YOU ARE A SAD AND MISERABLE WOMAN. WHICH IS WHY YOU DID WHAT YOU DID. SUCH A POS YOU ARE.

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