Gwinnett man told police his wife killed herself; now he’s accused of her murder

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga — A man told police his wife killed herself. Now, he’s under arrest and accused of her murder.

Police said it began as a 911 call from a husband who claimed his wife was dead.

“The caller stated the wife shot herself,” said Cpl. Ryan Winderweedle with the Gwinnett County Police Department.

But less than 24 hours after investigating at an apartment complex, police put the husband in jail for her murder.

“Our GCPD and homicide unit investigate every incident every thoroughly,” said Winderweedle.

The shooting happened Tuesday night around 9:15 p.m. at an apartment complex on Bethesda Church Road near Ronald Reagan Parkway.

Gwinnett County police said they had some doubts about 51-year-old Glenroy Roberts’ story from the beginning. They said things didn’t add up, and eventually they found more than enough evidence to charge Roberts with murder.

“There was just some suspicious circumstances, he called in saying that she shot herself, they had just had an argument,” said Winderweedle.

The medical examiner determined that 45-year-old Claudia Roberts had more than one gunshot wound, which quickly got the attention of homicide detectives.

“Homicide unit came out, crime scene came out, they located additional shell casings, all those things kind of lead up to it not indicating that it was a suicide,” said Winderweedle

Glenroy Roberts was booked six hours later into the Gwinnett County Jail on charges of aggravated assault and felony murder.

Police said their interview with him, combined with the evidence at the scene, helped crack the case.

“All those things kind of lead up to it indicating it not being a suicide,” said Winderweedle

Glenroy Roberts remains in jail at this time with no bond.

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