Police Identify Woman Killed In Late-Night Shooting, Arrest Her Ex-Boyfriend

By: Rachel Cox Email
By: Rachel Cox Email

MARLIN (September 6, 2011)—Marlin police Tuesday identified a woman who was shot late Friday night at a local apartment complex as Jamie Osborne and said her estranged boyfriend James Fulton, Jr., has been arrested and charged with murder in her death.

Officers found Osborne Friday night after responding to a report of a shooting at the Plantation Apartments at 1417 McLanahan Rd. in Marlin.

She was shot in the head with a .22 caliber rifle, police said.

Fulton was found wounded later, evidently after trying to shoot himself in a trailer at the Blue Bonnet Trailer Park in Marlin.

He was taken to Scott & White Hospital in Temple where he remained under guard through the weekend.

He was arrested when he was released on Monday.

His bond was set at $450,000.

Police said Osborne was ending a long-term relationship with Fulton and was in the process of moving to the Dallas area when she was killed.

Osborne's co-workers said Tuesday they’re shocked by her murder.

Osborne worked at the Samaritan House in Marlin.

Director Kenneth Drews said she worked about 30 hours a week and he knew she wanted to separate from Fulton.

"I don't think she was hiding the way she talked about her separation, she just was trying to finish up and go on about her life and in two weeks get out of here," Drews said.

Osborne told co-workers she was going to graduate from ATI in two weeks and then planned to move to Dallas.

Employees of the Best Western Inn in Marlin say Osborne checked into the hotel on Friday, just hours before police found her across the street with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police are still investigating the possible history of domestic violence between the couple.

"They did not live inside the city limits so we didn't have any records on file but there's been discussion that there have been reports made to the law enforcement agency for other types of incidents," Marlin Police Chief Darrell Allen said.

Graveside services for Osborne will be held Friday at the Cottonwood Cemetery at 10 a.m.


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