Morehouse Doctor Set to Start First Year Residency Brutally Murdered, Ex-Husband Arrested

Dr. Samantha Woolery Credit: social media

A doctor at Morehouse School of Medicine, just weeks away from starting her residency, was murdered in her Georgia apartment.

Dr. Samantha Woolery, 42, was found dead and her ex-husband Mickey Anthony Woolery was caught and arrested after a run-in with the police, WSBTV reports.

Samantha was set to serve her residency at Morehouse School of Medicine on July 1. When she didn’t show up for work, her co-workers paid a visit to her Marietta apartment and uncovered her lifeless body.

“Their friend had been brutally attacked and murdered overnight, she was deceased,” said Marietta Police Officer Chuck McPhilamy.

The police discovered evidence that led them to search for Samantha’s 49-year-old ex-husband.

On Monday, Mickey was found in Carmel, Indiana, thanks to license plate readers which helped authorities track him down.

And Mickey didn’t go down without a fight.

“He attempted to run from the officers, he was later apprehended in a wooded area behind the home. This a violent fugitive that is now being held accountable,” said Officer McPhilamy.

He was extradited to the Peach State.

The ex is being charged with felony murder, felony aggravated assault, felony aggravated battery, felony possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, and felony malice murder, Fox Atlanta 5 reports.

Morehouse released this statement:

“Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of Dr. Samantha Woolery, an incoming surgical resident and our 2023 Surgery Intern of the Year. Dr. Woolery, known for her kind spirit and exceptional ability to connect with others, was set to begin her categorical residency. Her loss is profoundly felt within our Morehouse School of Medicine community. Our thoughts and condolences are with Dr. Woolery’s family and friends during this time,” said the Dean and Executive Vice President of Health Affairs at Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Adrian Tyndall.

Samantha was a beloved mother of two. Her daughter started a GoFundMe to help offset funeral costs.

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