George Anthony Headen Jr, 28 of Rome, was sentenced to life plus five years in prison Tuesday after being convicted of stabbing his mother to death.  Reports said that Headen stabbed her 167 times after she went to pick him up in metro Atlanta and bring him to her home in West Rome.

A witness testified that he was in the home at the time of the murder and heard sounds of knives and kithen utensils stab the woman to death before running away from the scene.

Headen will likely be eligible for parole after serving 30 years in prison.

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A suspect in a stabbing Saturday has now been charged with murder. George Anthony Headen Jr., 28 of Rome,  was charged with felony murder, possession of a knife while committing a felony, aggravated battery, and aggravated assault.

Reports stated that the victim, Shelia Williams, who is Headen’s mother, suffered cuts to her head, neck, chest and extremities with several different sharp objects.


Rome Police have a person of interest in custody following the stabbing death of a woman on Larkspur Lane Saturday.

Reports stated that what appeared to be a domestic dispute led to the woman, identified as Sheila Williams, being stabbed inside a home.  Police found Williams unresponsive on the floor when they arrived.

According to Joe Costolnick with the Rome Police,” No suspects were in the home when authorities arrived.” He went on to say that a short time later 911 was notified of a male, identified as George Anthony Headen Jr,  acting strangely near the West Rome Wal-Mart.  The person of interest was taken into custody and transported to Floyd Medical Center for evaluation.

Investigators said that they are investigating the case as a homicide.

Headen is currently being housed at the Floyd County Jail for aggravated assault and giving a false name to officers.