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Man indicted for malice murder of former roommate
Accused of shooting 52-year-old in chest after argument
Christopher John Puckett
A Forsyth County grand jury has indicted a man for murdering his former roommate in north Forsyth last October. Christopher John Puckett, who was 31 at the time of his initial arrest, faces one count of malice murder, two counts of felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault, according to a Forsyth County Superior Court bill of indictment. Puckett was arrested on Oct. 6, 2016, after he reportedly shot Jimmy Scott Hendrix, 52, once in the chest during an argument just before 5 p.m. in the front yard of a home on the 5400 block of Memphis Street, where Hendrix lived and which is near Karr Road between Dr. Bramblett and John Burruss roads, according to officials with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office at the time.