Ex-Georgia Cop Who Staged Wife’s Fatal Shooting As Suicide Will get Existence Sentence

An old Georgia officer was sentenced to existence in jail within the killing of his wife, whose dying he attempted staging like a suicide. 

Michael Seth Perrault, 45, was worked a existence sentence without the potential of parole within the 2020 murder of his wife, Amanda Perrault, 44, based on the Putnam County Da. The ruling was presented with lower by Chief Judge Brenda H. Trammell on February. 25.

He was in prison for malice murder, legal murder, irritated assaulted and straightforward battery, based on court papers acquired by

Police were dispatched towards the couple’s home at 133 Lengthy Island Drive in Eatonton, Georgia on February. 3, 2020 after reports of the shooting, based on an accidents report acquired by Michael Perrault told responding officials that his wife had wiped out herself. 

But at about the time from the incident, a sheriff’s deputy had stopped in the couple’s the place to find serve a court subpoena and wasn’t able to get hold of anybody inside.

“The deputy could hear him walking concerning the house but he never found the doorway,” Putnam County Da T. Wright Barksdale III told on Tuesday. “And 19 minutes later, the main of police receives an appointment from Perrault saying his wife wiped out herself.”

Amanda Perrault’s body was based in the home’s bed room she died from one gunshot wound towards the mind. Her dying was ruled a suicide — however the scene made an appearance suspicious as soon as investigators descended around the property.

“They found Amanda Perrault in her own bed together with her legs and arms almost coffin-like — no bloodstream on her behalf arm, no bloodstream on her behalf hands, no bloodstream on her behalf clothes,” Barksdale III told “They found the sunday paper towards the pistol by her right hands. They found a gun having a loaded round inside it, in regards to a feet, feet . 5 from her left feet. There is so much concerning the physical scene that didn’t accumulate.” 

Michael Seth Perrault denied touching the gun utilized in the shooting or his wife’s body.

Under later questioning, Michael Seth Perrault, who accused his dead wife to be a liar, stated “none of the might have happened” had she not initially reported him for battery just days earlier.

The dying of Amanda Perrault was murder, based on prosecutors, coupled with been fueled by many years of abuse and domestic violence. 

“What makes this situation diverse from lots of other cases is it would be a police officer, somebody who was designed to safeguard people,” Barksdale III told “But that which was happening and just what we discovered was it had become just a long time of domestic abuse about this lady.”

On Jan. 28, 2020, Michael Perrault was charged with simple battery family violence after police were known as towards the home. Deputies who taken care of immediately that incident reported seeing red marks on Amanda Perrault’s chest, and she or he and also the couple’s child stated that Michael Perrault had shoved his wife striking her hard, based on Macon Fox affiliate WGXA. He glued out the very next day.

Prosecutors stated that Amanda Perrault told Michael Perrault’s 8-year-old daughter around the night he was arrested that he’d shoot her if he lost child custody of his daughter. Michael Perrault have been discussing child custody from the child using the girl’s biological mother, Amber Stockdale, at that time, along with a conviction for domestic violence may have imperiled that arrangement.

He’d been while being ended through the Eatonton Police Department because of the battery arrest, prosecutors stated.

However it seemed to be apparently and not the first incident of violence between your couple.

“The neighbors round the Perrault home colored a fairly dark picture of  violence and abuse,” Barksdale stated. “They really observed physical abuse with this guy and Amanda Perrault told among the neighbors, ‘If y’all find me dead, please tell police which i didn’t kill myself.’”

Photos, video, and texts further confirmed the abuse — and, prosecutors stated, helped secure a conviction in the jury during trial. 

The disgraced police officer’s legal team made an appearance to point out they’d pursue an appeal within the matter when arrived at for discuss Tuesday.

“We think that the jury’s verdict was resistant to the overwhelming physical evidence presented at trial that Amanda Perrault committed suicide and therefore are exploring all avenues of publish-conviction relief that Mr. Perrault may avail themself,” Justin T. Kenney told

A spokesperson for that police agency where Perrault had labored didn’t react to media demands all around the situation now.

“Quite frankly, we don’t learn about all of the good — women and men in police force doing excellent achievements — every single day, regrettably,” Barksdale stated. “We learn about the rare exceptions and poor examples in police force. Which guy would be a pretty bad dude.”

“It is a sad situation,” he added.

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