McNaughton’s bond set at $3 million in wife’s death

Thu, 11/05/2009 - 4:40pm
By: Ben Nelms

The bond for north Coweta resident Alec Bryant McNaughton accused of killing his wife in February was set at $3 million last week by Coweta Superior Court Judge Quillian Baldwin. McNaughton had been denied bond earlier in the year.

McNaughton, 61, faces charges of felony murder, malice murder and aggravated assault in the Feb. 15 stabbing death of his 54 year-old wife Cathy Mendenhall McNaughton at their French Village subdivision residence in northeast Coweta near Tyrone and Canongate Golf Club.

Coweta Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Kevin McMurry presented information at the Oct. 30 bond hearing noting the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was still processing evidence gathered at the scene.

McNaughton had been denied bond in July.

Coweta Sheriff’s Office at the time of the death confirmed that Cathy McNaughton had been stabbed 20-30 times and had sustained multiple sharp force injuries to the torso.

Alec McNaughton was reported at the time to have placed a call to emergency dispatchers at approximately 8 p.m. Sunday after returning home and finding his wife bleeding and unresponsive. McNaughton was interviewed as a person of interest and later arrested.

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