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Former Husband Of Morehouse School Of Medicine Resident Arrested In Her Murder

Former Husband Of Morehouse School Of Medicine Resident Arrested In Her Murder


A woman found dead in Marietta has been identified as a resident of the Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Samantha Woolery, 42, died after she was attacked inside her apartment at the Lakeside Town Center complex on Williams Drive over the weekend.

The ex-husband of Dr. Woolery is now facing charges after allegedly stabbing her to death.

Mickey Anthony Woolery, 49, was arrested in Indiana on Monday and charged with felony murder, felony aggravated assault, felony aggravated battery, felony possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, and felony malice murder. He allegedly tried to run from officers but was caught, according to the Marietta Police Department.

According to inmate records, Woolery is being held in Hamilton County Jail. The Marietta Police Department is working with the Carmel Police Department to coordinate Woodley’s extradition to Georgia.


Dr. Woolery recently graduated from Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and was completing her residency at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Police said the attack happened sometime over the weekend. Woolery’s co-workers became suspicious after she didn’t show up for work. Police said the door was closed but unlocked when her friends arrived.

Detectives said Mickey Woolery fled Georgia after the murder and returned to his primary home in Carmel, Indiana. Detectives from both agencies coordinated efforts and searched multiple addresses. According to detectives, Woolery attempted to run before he was caught.

Dr. Samantha Woolery, 42 (left) and ex-husband, Mickey Anthony Woolery, 49 (right)

Detectives are now working to coordinate Woolery’s extradition back to Georgia.

Channel 2’s Tyisha Fernandes spoke to medical students off-camera, who said they were shocked to hear that anyone would hurt Woolery. Minnie Mitchell said the medical community at Morehouse School of Medicine is pretty tight.

“We’re super close,” Mitchell said. “I haven’t personally heard of her, but it’s because I’m like a new resident, so I’m sure other residents know of her.”


Samantha’s daughter, Naeema, created a Go-Fund-Me to honor Samantha’s memory. So far, the page has raised more than $40,000 over the $5,000 goal.

“She was a wonderful person who touched the lives of everyone she met with her kindness, generosity, and unwavering love,” the page reads.

Dr. Woolery was a first-year surgery resident and was about to start at Morehouse School of Medicine on July 1. She previously was the 2023 surgery intern of the year with Morehouse.

Dr. Samantha Woolery, 42, died after she was attacked inside her apartment at the Lakeside at Town Center complex on Williams Drive over the weekend.

The school said she was “deeply cherished” and was known for her “kind spirit and exceptional ability to connect with others.”

“Her loss is profoundly felt within our Morehouse School of Medicine community,” Dr. Adrian Tyndall, dean and executive vice president of health affairs, said in a statement. “Our thoughts and condolences are with Dr. Woolery’s family and friends during this time.”

This is the second Morehouse School of Medicine doctor found dead within a month.

Dr. Diamond Clarke, 28, was found dead just weeks after her graduation. Police records state her body was found with a gunshot wound to her head. Her car was found abandoned nearby.

We send our thoughts and prayers to Dr. Woolery’s family and the Morehouse School of Medicine community during this time.



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