According to what Jeffrey Scott, 30, told police, his wife Ashley Scott received a text message on her phone about 2 am Thanksgiving morning, and an argument developed.
Allegedly he told police he hit her. Then he made her sleep in the garage. Between 8 and 9 am, he moved her into the home in front of the fireplace. About noon he allegedly tried to move her to the bed, but was unable to do so. At some point later he called a friend and the friend came to the home and advised him to call paramedics.
Police say they received a call about an unresponsive female. Neighbors say that when Ashley Scott was wheeled from the home on a gurney, she appeared visibly beaten and paramedics were using a device to breathe for her. She was transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead at 7:52 pm. Cause of death was reported to be blunt force trauma to the head.
Jeffrey Scott has been charged with first degree murder.
At least one report says that friends have said the couple has had problems in the past.
Ashley Scott was a beautiful woman, a caring person and a beloved high school teacher. Her students describe her as a caring person and a friend with a sincere interest in the well being of her students. I read some forums where the kids talk about her (because they are minors, I am not going to link them). She was a teacher that everyone liked and no one had a bad word to say. High school kids going through the same shock, disbelief, pain and anger that is so often felt after a death, kids trying to cope with the way domestic violence has reached out and touched them.
Commonly called a ‘couple’s problem’ too many times it reaches out and affects the community leaving ripples of shock and pain in it’s wake.