Last November, 43-year-old George Young was shot dead on his own porch returning home from his shift as a bodyguard around midnight. His wife, who said she was sleeping upstairs at the time, reported hearing gunshots and said she went downstairs to alert “her brother.” When the “brother” went outside to investigate, he found Young in a pool of blood on the porch.
“He said, ‘Just call 911,'” Young’s wife Tia recounted to WSB-TV at the time. “I said, ‘Why, was somebody shot?’ and he said, ‘Yes.’ I said, ‘Who?’ And he said, ‘George.'”
“I’m nervous because nobody’s been caught,” she added. “I think I’m still in shock. I can’t believe this is happening”
A GoFundMe campaign was quickly set up to support Tia Young, and went on to raise about $4800. It has since been removed, however is archived here.
The plea says:
On Thursday, Nov. 17th, our dear friend, was regretfully murdered at his doorstep after coming home from a long work day. George was the sweetest and most loving husband, father and friend, you would meet. Always having a smile on his face and extending a helping hand to whomever may need him. Unfortunately, such tragic news could not have come at a most trialsome time. George’s wife, Tia, lost her job 6 weeks ago, which resulted in George constantly working even harder as the provider, to care for her and their three sons…many times working 60 to 70 hours a week. He maintained his own business, installing security systems, while also being a private security officer for a friend throughout Atlanta. Since the news of his passing and with no employment, Tia is now left to figure out how her family will eat, how she will provide for their boys, and how she will bury her husband she had been married to for 22 years. We ask that whomever may find it in their heart to donate, even a little bit, to please do so. And if unable to, please pray for their family’s strength as they cope with such a difficult time.
But now, supporters are left reeling after news that George’s wife and her lover were arrested in connection with his murder this past Monday.
During their investigation, police discovered the man Tia claimed was her brother was not related to her whatsoever. As mentioned above, the two were in the Young home together when George Young was shot, and it would be the “brother” Tim Lee who they say “discovered” his body after Tia says she heard gunshots. Now, both are behind bars for George’s murder.
It is believed the murder was financially motivated in an effort to cash in on Young’s $1 million life insurance policy. Police said Tia Young has not collected on that policy.
A new GoFundMe campaign has been set up for the Youngs’ three children, who are in the care of their grandmother after their mother’s arrest.