Buford man charged in beating death of sister


Gwinnett County authorities filed a murder charge against a man now accused of killing his sister.

Dennis Roger Puckett was charged with murder and aggravated assault. Gwinnett County Jail records do not indicate whether he has an attorney.

Gwinnett police Cpl. Edwin Ritter said officers were called to a Buford apartment around 4 p.m. Wednesday to check on the welfare of a resident. Officers found the woman had been beaten.

The woman was later identified as 54-year-old Vickie Bowles, who shared the apartment with Puckett.


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