“Enjoy your pretty little smile while you still have it.”

That is what Lori Bailey told the court that her husband John had told her. She said he had threatened to kill her, and she thought he may have tried to poison her by crushing up pills and putting them in her mashed potatoes. “He has no idea I know there was anything in the potatoes,” she reportedly told the court when she applied for a protection order on Oct. 25. Police are still testing the mashed potatoes. Lori Bailey said that he did have firearms, so the sheriff’s dept. went to the home and seized the firearms.

On Oct. 27 John Bailey was arrested for violation of the protection order. Reportedly he had broken into the home and ransacked it. Bailey was given bail and was out in three (3) hours.

Nov. 1 st Lori Bailey was going about her normal daily routine. She got ready for work, got her two children ready, and stopped off at the babysitter’s on her way to work.

Police believe Bailey was waiting for her at the sitters and that he jumped into her car after she took the children inside. Allegedly the babysitter saw him attack her there in her vehicle and she called 911 around 10 am.  “Please hurry. He’s out there beating her,” “I saw her feet on the passenger window. I heard her screaming,” “He’s been driving by my house, all day yesterday. “I’m afraid he might come back to do something to me.”

When police arrived at the sitters, the couple were gone. Police began searching for the couple and found them in a barn on some property owned by John Bailey. Lori Bailey was found outside the car, dead of a gunshot wound to the head. John Bailey also had a gunshot wound to the head, but he was still alive. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Lori Bailey was a nurse. John Bailey was a former auxillary deputy sheriff. Authorities say there is no history of phone calls or reports to the police or sheriff’s dept. The Bailey’s were the parents of two children ages 1 and 4 (some reports say 9 months and 3 years old). Reportedly the children are now with grandparents.

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1 Comment

  1. Tiffany said,

    January 31, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    I am Lori’s cousin. I came acrost this site searching for new news in the case. I’m glad to see her story being told and I pray that she didn’t die in vain and women in the same situation will get help and get out. John never physically harmed Lori until the day he killed her as far as I know but shortly before her death Lori told me about verbal/emotional abuse the had been going on for a little less then a year. Please know that it doesn’t matter if he doesn’t hit you, verbal abuse is just as bad, and don’t stay for the kids they don’t need to hear that mommy is a (insert and cuss word here).


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