Suspect to return
The Messenger. 06.06.08 A Fulton murder suspect has signed a waiver to be extradited to Kentucky from Georgia. The Fulton Police Department was informed Thursday by authorities in Cobb County, Ga., that Juana Courtney had signed the waiver, according to a press release from Fulton Assistant Police Chief and public information officer Jere Hughes. Jail personnel advised that she would have to complete any sentencing application in regard to her traffic-related charges in Cobb County. Representatives of the Cobb County (Ga.) Jail and the Fulton County (Ky.) Sheriff’s Department will work out the details for Ms. Courtney’s retrieval, according to Hughes. Ms. Courtney, 37, had been sought since Nov. 10, 2007, on an active warrant for murder in connection with the death of her estranged husband, James L. Courtney Jr., 39, of Fulton. She was taken into custody in Georgia following a traffic stop about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Hughes said the investigation of Courtney’s death is an active, ongoing process and anyone with any information can contact the Fulton Police Department. The office of Commonwealth Attorney Mike Stacy is working closely with department officers in the prosecution of the case.