Former police officer Seth Perrault has been found guilty in the murder of his wife Amanda Perrault. According to court documents Seth Perrault initially reported the death of his wife Amanda Perrault as a suicide however his story would soon fall apart. Just days before Amanda’s death Seth Perrault has been released from jail on a domestic violence charge in which Amanda was the victim. Three days later Seth Perrault would fatally shoot Amanda. Seth Perrault who was on administrative leave following a previous incident of domestic violence would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole
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A former Georgia police officer who reported his wife’s death as a suicide has been found guilty of her murder.
The Putnam County District’s Attorney said a jury convicted Michael Seth Perrault on Friday for the 2020 shooting death of his wife Amanda.
Perrault worked as a patrolman with the Eatonton Police Department at the time of her murder.
Perrault was found guilty on charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault under the Georgia Family Violence Act and simple battery under the Georgia Family Violence Act.
The jury took less than three hours to reach a verdict.
On Feb. 3, 2020, Amanda Perrault was shot to death in the couple’s bedroom at their Lake Oconee home.
Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne that Perrault reported his wife’s death as a suicide.
However, Sills said his story didn’t add up and investigators obtained enough evidence to charge the former Eatonton officer with murder
Perrault was arrested on a domestic violence charge days before his wife’s murder, court records show. Amanda Perrault told police that her husband hit her in the face and pushed her in front of their daughter.
After the conviction was read Friday, a judge sentenced Perrault to life in prison without the possibility of parole.