Officer charged with killing wife after abuse allegation
EATOTON, Ga (AP) – A Georgia police officer who said his wife killed herself during an argument has been charged with her murder, authorities said. Eatonton Police Officer Michael Perrault was charged with murder in the death of his wife Amanda Perrault, 44, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills told news outlets Wednesday. Amanda Perrault was found fatally shot in the head at her home on Monday. Prior to Amanda Perrault’s death, Michael Perrault was arrested Jan. 28 and charged with simple battery, family violence and cruelty to children in the third degree. Michael Perrault has been a Eatonton police officer since 2018.