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Georgia teen described as “well-mannered” charged in strangling death of high school sweetheart

December 11, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Georgia teen described as “well-mannered” charged in strangling death of high school sweetheart

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Police say a Georgia teen described as “well mannered” stands accused in the strangling death of his 19-year-old girlfriend.

Authorities in Newton County, Georgia charged Elijah Ramoutar, 19, of Covington, with the murder of his high school sweetheart Alyssa Wright on Tuesday.

The victim’s family  were shocked upon hearing of Ramoutar’s arrest, who they described as a respectful young man, and was always invited to family gatherings

“He was always a real well-mannered boy and never had any problems with him. He’s always been respectful,” the victim’s mother, Melinda Wright, told WSB-TV Atlanta.

The heartbroken mom said the young couple never showed any signs of trouble.

Melinda Wright said that Ramoutar ‘was always with us at family functions… Whatever she needed, he would do’

“I’ve never seen a little boy dote so much on my daughter as he did. How much he loved her, how beautiful she was, the things he did for her.”

Ramoutar and Alyssa Wright have dated since January. Both recently graduated in May and just attended the prom together in April.

Wright’s body was discovered Tuesday at the suspect’s home after deputies responded to a call of “trouble unknown” from another jurisdiction.

Police ruled Wright’s death a homicide after autopsy results conducted by The Georgia Bureau of Investigations determined strangulation as the cause of death.

Ramoutar was arrested and booked into the Newton County Jail, where he remains in custody for Wright’s death.

According to the Rockdale Citizen, Ramoutar has a previous arrest on his record for criminal trespassing.

Investigators haven’t revealed a possible motive or what events transpired preceding the death.


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