Murder Suspect Commits Suicide Monday

March 9, 2009

The man police say is responsible  for the Atmore murder of a 19-year old pregnant woman committed suicide Monday morning in Bay Minette.

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Authorities say  Ferrell Perdue, 44, of Bay Minette, apparently shot and killed himself in Chevrolet Silverado about 9 a.m. Monday at Dobbins Trailer Park in the Pine Grove community southeast of Bay Minette. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department says Perdue shot himself once in the head with handgun.

A capital murder warrant was obtained Friday against Ferrell Perdue, 44, of Bay Minette, in connection with the murder of 19-year old Marquetta A. Washington in Atmore last Thursday. Washington was pregnant.

Perdue was also charged with shooting Washington’s boyfriend, Tony Hudson, 26. Officials say he was shot in the chest at close range with a shotgun.

After the shooting at McRae Apartments in Atmore, Perdue reportedly drove to Bay Minette to the home of his mother where he told her what had happened. His mother told authorities he left after she said she was calling police.

Atmore Police received a domestic violence report from the apartment on McRae Street at 10:18 Thursday night. When they arrived, they found Washington dead in the bedroom and Hudson seriously injured in the living room/dining room of the ground floor apartment.

The apartment, belonging to Washington’s mother Alice Evans, had a broken front window. Police say broke out the window of the apartment using a child’s bicycle. He then shot Washington and Hudson at close range with the shotgun. Evans, who was at home at the time of the incident, escaped out of the broken window.  She was unharmed.

Hudson was transported to Atmore Community Hospital and later transferred to the University of South Alabama Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition.

Atmore Police say the incident may have stemmed from a relationship gone bad between Evans and Perdue. She had tried to end the relationship, police said. Evans had filed a warrant against Perdue on February 23, but that warrant had not been served.

Pictured above: Police say Atmore murder suspect Ferrell Purdue commited suicide Monday morning. Submitted photos for NorthEscambia.com.

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10 Responses to “Murder Suspect Commits Suicide Monday”

  1. TONY HUDSON on May 11th, 2010 12:23 am

    TO MY GIRL I MISS YOU THE LORD BLESSED ME AND HE WAS READY FOR YOU TO COME HOME ONE DAY I HOPE I SEE YOU AGAIN WE WAS SO SO VERY HAPPY BABY BUT I WILL ALWAYS HAVE THIS PLACE IN MY LIFE FOR YOU NOT A DAY GO BY THAT I DON’T THINK OF YOU JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW I LOVE YOU AND NOT A DAY OR NIGHT GO BY THAT I DON’T THINK OF YOU LOVE YOU FOR EVER AND ALWAYS TONY HUDSON

  2. britney adams on April 8th, 2010 9:21 am

    i miss you daddy may you rest in peace luv you daddy

  3. LEXA on March 10th, 2009 11:34 pm

    MARQUETTA WAS ONE OF MY GOOD FRIENDS AT WOODHAM HIGH SCHOOL WHICH CLOSED DOWN AFTER SHE GRADUATED SHE WAS THE LIGHT AND COULD PUT A SMILE ON ANYBODY FACE. I LOVE HER WITH ALL MY HEART. I TRY TO LOOK AT THE GOOD TIMES AND NOT LET THIS TRAGEDY GET THE BEST OF MY THOUGHTS. MAY SHE REST IN PEACE. MARQUETTA I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU.

  4. E.M.D. on March 10th, 2009 10:51 pm

    The countenance of this lost soul has haunted me from the first time I saw his picture. When I see folks like this, and hear of the unspeakable things they do, I think, “This person was once a helpless little innocent baby. What caused this person to go missing in their soul?” It hurts to imagine all this hurt. “And, the beat goes on,” and we seek many remedies, but, most miss The Answer. And, that is truly sad. For, The Answer paid the highest price possible. But those He loves, still do not hear. Still do not see. Some do, but still, most of those do not really believe. :(

  5. AW on March 10th, 2009 10:24 am

    This is a very sad tragedy. I just hope and pray that the 19 year old new the lord as her personal lord and savior before he brutally took her and her precious baby’s life. So many tragedies like this are happening too close to home. Satan is busy in our world but the Lord my GOD is still in control.

  6. century on March 9th, 2009 11:38 pm

    well he took the easy way out………what a loser…….my thoughts and prayers are with the family who has lost there loved one…………and when is the law gonna do more about domestic violence……..

  7. ajj on March 9th, 2009 10:59 pm

    Actually, Evans allegedly took Perdue from his wife and had been having an affair with the man all the while they were and still are married. It was a crime of passion. I bet she wished now that she had never knowingly messed with that other woman’s husband. Now look at what has happened. She has lost her daughter and grand child. My heart goes out to the families. Of course, this is what everyone in the community is speaking of from sightings, etc.

  8. Not Surprised on March 9th, 2009 2:19 pm

    This sorry joker took the easy way out. Three lives destroyed and over what? One couldn’t accept the consequences of his actions. Such a coward. Another just carrying on in her daily life and a third just waiting for the day he/she would enter this world. My prayers go out to the families affected by this situation.

  9. anonymous on March 9th, 2009 2:18 pm

    What a sad, sad story!! This is so tragic!! May God comfort everyone who lost a loved one in this situation.

  10. E on March 8th, 2009 5:07 am

    Great job reporting this story guys. It is very sad. May the girl and her unborn child who were killed rest in peace for eternity. I pray for all the victims, family and friends who are involved in this tragedy.

    And a good job to the local law enforcement and rescue teams who assisted in this incident. I hope they find the man who did this soon!





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