Yadkinville woman reports incident, charged with murder one month after husband’s death

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A Yadkinville woman has been charged with the murder of her husband a month after she allegedly shot and killed him.

On Aug. 13, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Bren Dobson Speaks of an accidental shooting which occurred at her residence located on Myers Road in Yadkinville. According to law enforcement officials, Speaks reported that during an argument with her husband, Freddie Garnell Speaks Sr., she accidentally shot him. Bren Speaks reported that the incident took place on July 19.

Deputies responded to Speaks’ residence Aug. 13, where the body was located. Freddie Garnell Speaks Sr.’s body was sent to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to assist in determining the identification and exact cause of death.

After multiple interviews and search warrants,detectives with the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation arrested Bren Dobson Speaks, 59, and charged her with the murder of Freddie Garnell Speaks Sr.

Bren Speaks is being held at the Yadkin County Detention Center under no bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 23.


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