The attorney for the man accused of shooting and killing a woman at Murphy's Express on Gray Highway told 13WMAZ that her client is remorseful.
In a text message from Frank Reeves' lawyer, Veronica Brinson said that Reeves and his family are "trying to cope with the incident."
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The 73-year old veteran has been charged with felony murder in connection with the death of 65-year old Linda Hunnicutt of Jones County.
On Tuesday, Hunnicutt was shot once in the chest with a .38 caliber revolver and died an hour later in a local hospital.
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Police have said they believe Hunnicutt stepped out of her vehicle and argued with Reeves. A police spokeswoman said they believe Reeves' motorized wheelchair made contact with her car.
Brinson said Reeves and his family "desire for the Hunnicutt family to be able to grieve in peace."
While Brinson described Reeves as a "disabled veteran with a loving family," she also said that he has some health issues. "In the last couple of years, he has encountered two strokes," Brinson wrote.
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Hart's Mortuary in Macon is waiting for a Medical Examiner to complete his work before funeral arrangements can be finalized for Hunnicutt.
Complete text statement from Frank Reeves' attorney, Veronica Brinson:
"The family does not want to speak at this time. At this time, the defendant and the entire Reeves family are just trying to cope with the incident. The defendant and his family are very remorseful and gives their condolence to the Hunnicutt family.
The defendant and his family desire for the Hunnicutt's to be able to grieve in peace. Again, we are open to speaking to the media at a later date.
My client is a disabled veteran with a loving family. He has never been known to harm anyone. He is a loving father and has an abundance of family support. He has some health issues. In the last couple of years, he has encountered two strokes.
He served in Korea in the seventies. He is a deacon at St. Luke AME Church. He has one son, Frank, Jr., who lives in Macon who also served in the service."