74-year-old Rome man charged with murder dies in hospital

June 12th, 2023 – 12:30 PM

WRGA Staff Reports –

Will Henry Ford Sr.

According to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Will Henry Ford Sr. was transported from the jail to a local hospital on Saturday where he passed away with preexisting terminal medical conditions.

The 74-year-old Rome man was charged with murder following a deadly shooting in West Rome that occurred earlier this year in April.  

According to Floyd County Jail records Ford allegedly shot a woman with a 12-gauge shotgun at his residence on Springdale Drive.

The victim, 60-year-old Harriet Ann Turner of Rome, died as a result of a single gunshot wound to her torso.

Ford was charged with murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Ford was being held without bond in the jail’s medical wing.

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