JONESBORO, Ga., 10-3 -- A woman charged with killing her husband, an Atlanta police officer, remained behind bars in the Clayton County Jail after making her first court appearance Monday in magistrate's court. Candace Overstreet, 40, was charged Sunday with shooting her husband, Lt. Douglas Overstreet, 37, head of the Atlanta Police Department's burglary squad, in their Jonesoro, Ga., house last week, then transporting his body across the state line to South Carolina. His bullet-riddled body was pulled from Lake Thurmond along the Georgia-South Carolina border north of Augusta last Monday, and he was identified Thursday. He had been shot 14 times. Investigators from Georgia and South Carolina initially had said the officer's murder had the appearance of a gangland-style killing and may have been tied to money he owed. But suspicion also fell on his wife, in part because she said she waited until last Wednesday to report his disappearance the previous Sunday. 'Usually most wives would be on the phone reporting that their husbands are missing that night, or at least by sunrise the next day,' said Clayton County Police Chief Ronnie Clackum. Clackum said he believed the shooting stemmed from a marital dispute, one of several the couple reportedly had. Police found bloodstains on the floor under newly installed carpet in the master bedroom of the Overstreets' house as well as what was described as bullet holes. Blood reportedly also was found in a van believed to have been used to transport the body.
Investigators said they were questionning the woman's two daughters from a previous marriage but would not confirm reports that one of the daughters may have helped dispose of the body. Overstreet's attorney, Barbara Moon, who maintains her client is innocent, said the suspect was distraught over not being able to attend her husband's funeral Monday afternoon. A bond hearing for Overstreet was scheduled for Thursday morning and her preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Friday morning. (written by Steve Glasser in Atlanta; edited by Jeff Bray in Miami)