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Katrina Kay Garrity

Beloved mother assaulted, killed inside home and police say her own son is the suspect

A Georgia man is behind bars after he allegedly killed his own mother days before Christmas.

AJC reports that 38-year-old Bryan Ray Moodie is accused of brutally murdering his mother, Katrina Kay Garrity, 62, on December 20, inside a Bartow County home. He’s currently being held on felony murder and aggravated assault charges.

Officers arrived at a home off of Greatwood Drive in White at around 7 p.m., after another family member discovered Garrity unresponsive inside the home. Less than 24 hours later, authorities arrested Moodie, although the details surrounding the incident remain unclear.

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“Our lives have been changed forever. There is no comprehension of the future there is no site of recovery,” family member Steven Garrity posted on Facebook.

“My family is in a pool of pain and confusion. Please God help my boys thru this as I don’t know where to begin. The pain in my heart is from the look in their eyes.”

Moodie remains behind bars awaiting a pre-trial hearing.

“Additional arrests are not expected at this time,” the sheriff’s office said.

Visitation and memorial services for Garrity is scheduled for January 9 at the Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help the victim’s family with expenses.

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[Featured Photo: Katrina Garrity/Flanigan Funeral Home]