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Paragraph 5 reads:  "Police described Laurie Alexander as emotional, questioning whether her husband was dead and requesting anti-depressant medication at the time, according to the incident report."

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Wife of Cherryville athlete faces murder charge

Kevin Ellis
December 13, 2007 - 9:49AM



The wife of a former star athlete from Cherryville faces a murder charge in Gwinnett County, Ga., in the stabbing death of her husband, Kent Alexander.

Gwinnett County Police arrested Laurie Alexander on the murder charge Wednesday night, according to the Gwinnett County Magistrate's Office. She remains in the Gwinnett County Detention Center without bond.

Kent Alexander, 44, died Saturday morning from a single stab wound to the upper torso of his body, Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Chris Smith said Wednesday. Other details in the case were not immediately available.

Laurie Alexander and Kent Alexander were apparently alone in their home Friday night when they had an argument, according to a police report. Laurie Alexander would call police to their home in Dacula around 11 a.m. Saturday, telling them that she had discovered her husband's body. She told police at the time that after they had argued that they had gone to separate bedrooms to sleep, which she told police was not uncommon.

Police described Laurie Alexander as emotional, questioning whether her husband was dead and requesting anti-depressant medication at the time, according to the incident report.

Police had labeled the incident an open death investigation through Tuesday, saying they were awaiting an autopsy report to determine if Alexander had died of a homicide or self-inflicted wound.

Kent Alexander worked as a medical recruiter for Jackson Coker of Atlanta.

He was a three-sport star at Cherryville High in the early 1980s, and a star on the Cherryville Post 100 American Legion baseball team.

He led the Ironmen to a pair of state titles in baseball as a pitcher and was the school’s first 1,000-yard single-season passer as a football quarterback before graduating from Cherryville High School in 1982. He also played basketball.

After high school, Alexander attended Appalachian State on a baseball scholarship.

Funeral services for Kent Alexander took place Wednesday in Cherryville.

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