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Woman speaks about Jackson County murder and daughter’s death

Eddie Chandler (Jackson County Sheriff's Department) Eddie Chandler (Jackson County Sheriff's Department)
Sherry Cruthirds Necaise Sherry Cruthirds Necaise

There's new information on a Jackson County man charged with the murder of a woman at his home on County Road 88 outside of Henagar.

Eddie Charles Chandler's wife also died of a gunshot wound at the home about 16 years ago.

Sylvia Wilder said they were initially told it was a suicide, but they never believed that.

WAFF 48 News spoke to the coroner who said the death certificate and the autopsy indicate it is a pending investigation.

In the home at 1620 County Road 88 just outside of Henagar is where investigators say 53-year-old Sherry Cruthirds Necaise was found shot to death Monday by her boyfriend, 52-year-old Eddie Charles Chandler. The next day, Chandler was charged with her murder.

"Oh my God, I thought. I hope they get him this time," said Wilder.

Wilder doesn't know Necaise.  You see, her daughter, 37-year-old Tina Marie Wilder Chandler was eight and a half months pregnant and married to Eddie Chandler when she was found by Chandler dead from a gunshot wound at the same address on July 13, 1995.

Wilder said she was initially told by investigators it was a suicide.

"I knew that was not true because that girl, she couldn't stand to get a shot much less take a gun to herself," she said.

Pregnant, Wilder said Tina had everything to live for but was instead married to a man prone to violence.

"They had a few words, you know.  He got mad and he just pushed her out of the car and she had no way to get home," she said.

Wilder believes in her heart Chandler is behind her daughter's death as well and for now can only seek justice through someone else's crime.

"I want them to put him in prison, and let him rot there or else fry him," she said.

The sheriff will only say the 16-year-old case is an open death investigation.

Wilder hopes if anyone has any information about her daughter's death, they will contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.


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