Kellie Collins was hoping to take on Congress, but is now behind bars.
Kellie Collins was running for Georgia's 10th congressional district when she suddenly dropped out of the spotlight, citing "personal reasons."
The Democratic candidate had been actively calling for tighter gun laws in Atlanta during her campaign - however, it came to light this week that she had been arrested on murder and grand larceny charges.
According to the Augusta Chronicle, the 31-year-old is accused of shooting and killing Curt Cain, her former campaign treasurer.
Bond for Kellie Lynn Collins (pictured this morning at the #Aiken County Detention Center) has been denied, according to a jail spokesperson. Collins requested a public defender @aikenstandard #sctweets #scnews #crime pic.twitter.com/YwLdthMF4j— Colin Demarest (@demarest_colin) August 14, 2018
The 41-year-old's body was discovered last week after he did not show up for work. Collins reportedly shared an apartment with Cain, with whom she was romantically involved.
As per the local coroner, Cain died due to blood loss after being shot. Collins surrendered herself to authorities soon after.
Kellie Lynn Collins, a Georgia congressional candidate who touted tougher gun laws, has been arrested for murdering her former campaign treasurer Curt Cain: https://t.co/2E2MbPTX2H pic.twitter.com/ZBu0CJfoW9— Jeffrey Guterman, Ph.D. (@JeffreyGuterman) August 14, 2018