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Woman charged with murder for shooting ex-husband in PTC
Fri, 10/27/2006 - 1:52pm
By: John Munford
Police: 2 Quarreled Tuesday over custody issue
A Powder Springs woman has been charged with murder for the shooting death of her ex-husband at the NCR building in Peachtree City Thursday afternoon, police said.
April Ulrich, 45, of Pine Valley Drive, Powder Springs, shot and killed Eric Paul Ulrich after calling him while he was at work and asking him to come to the parking lot, police said. Eric Ulrich, 41, of Whisper Trace, Peachtree City, was shot twice and collapsed on steps nearby, police said.
Eric Ulrich was pronounced dead at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, police said.
April Ulrich was arrested at the scene; the shooting appeared to stem from an ongoing domestic dispute between the two, police said. Earlier in the week the couple quarreled over custody of their 6-year-old daughter, who was placed into custody of the Fayette County Department of Family and Children Services Thursday afternoon, police said.
The gun had previously been purchased by April Ulrich, according to Police Chief James Murray. He declined to say when the gun had been purchased.
In addition to the murder charge, April Ulrich is also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, police said. Officers recovered a .38-cal. handgun from her vehicle that is believed to have been used in the shooting, police said.
The gun had been fired four times, and it was concealed by a bag, police said.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting a medical examination of Eric Ulrich’s injuries, police said.
The Ulrichs were divorced in 2004, according to Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard.
April Ulrich will remain in jail at least until a bond hearing can be scheduled with a Fayette County Superior Court Judge.login to post comments