Former Congressional Candidate Charged With Murder Of Campaign Employee

Mike Brest | Reporter

A former Georgia congressional candidate was arrested for the murder of her campaign treasurer on Wednesday.

Kellie Lynn Collins surrendered to the McDuffie County police the day before. She was charged with murder as well as grand larceny, according to the Augusta Chronicle.

The autopsy revealed that Curt Cain, 41, bled out as the result of a gunshot wound. The Aiken County Coroner’s office believes that he died last Saturday. Collins and Cain allegedly lived together, and his body was found in their apartment.

Cain’s blue Subaru was missing from the scene, and that’s why Collins faces the additional charge of grand larceny. She was located by the police out of state.

Collins’ former campaign manager Clayborn Thigpen confirmed that they were living together in Aiken, South Carolina, adding that he was shocked about the murder.

Collins ran as a Democrat for a 10th Congressional District seat for the upcoming midterm elections, but reportedly dropped out of the race for personal reasons.

At this point, the police have ruled the death a homicide but have not released any motive to explain Collins’ alleged actions.

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