Documents show woman killed by husband feared for her safety

Published: Feb. 12, 2018 at 11:12 AM EST
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Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Years of suspected abuse between Jaz-na and Richard Timmons peaked in this parking lot outside the Georgia War Veterans nursing home.

"It was very sad. The atmosphere was very sad,” Eldera Glover recalls.

"The first thing I thought about was 'does she have children?'”

Records show at least five calls to 911 in the last 10 years. All for domestic altercations between Jaz-na and Richard Timmons.

In one of the calls to the sheriff’s office in 2008, then Jaz-na Outlaw, told deputies Timmons texted her "I’m on my way enough with this bull**** I got something for you, get ready since you ain't afraid to die."

10 years later, and 10 days before he would make good on that threat, Jaz-na filed for divorce.

In the “emergency motion to establish temporary custody” of their two shared children, Jaz-na says Richard is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, depression, and PTSD. He refuses to take his prescribed medicine and has not gone to see his psychiatrist or psychologist since November 2016.

Jaz-na reported her husband’s instability increases during stressful moments, around the holidays or the anniversary of the murder of his family. His own father killed his stepmother and two siblings before trying to take his own life.

Jaz-na said she was "fearful" her husband was on the "verge of having another episode” and his mental instability would only get worse with the divorce.

“It's very sad and you know I don't know how to make something like that not happen I guess if you're in a situation like that definitely reach out to somebody and try to get out of that situation because you ultimately could not have your life,” said Nurse Practitioner, Jackie Kalv.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Richard Timmons Jr. reportedly parked his car at his wife's job on Friday, allegedly shot her and then took off. His wife Jaz-na Outlaw-Timmons died there shortly before noon.

Details surrounding the murder have continued to unfold since then, with Augusta University officials saying the shooting was domestic violence-related. Jaz-na Outlaw-Timmons worked for AU at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home.

So who is Richard Timmons Jr.?

Son of convicted ax murderer:

Timmons Jr. is confirmed to be the son of Richard Timmons Sr., a convicted ax murder from New York state who is serving a life sentence in the 1997 murder of Timmons Jr.'s stepmother and two brothers.

You can find a post from 2015 on Timmon Jr.'s Facebook page of a gravestone. The stone reads the names of his family members: Annita, Sharone, and Aaron. The gravestone also reads, 'gone but not forgotten.'

Physical characteristics and statistics:

Timmons Jr. is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build and a short twist in his hair.

Clean record in three major counties:

The 29-year-old has no prior criminal history in Richmond, Columbia, or Aiken County except for a failure to wear a seatbelt charge in Augusta. He was last seen driving a white 2010 Chevrolet Traverse with GA TAG# VFM 202. Tax records show Timmons Jr. had a residence on the 2700 block of Eden Court in Augusta.

Timmons Jr. and wife were set to divorce:

Jaz-na and Richard Timmons Jr. filed for divorce on Feb. 1, 2018. He faces charges of murder and possession of a firearm.

Missing since the murder:

Since Friday, Timmons Jr. has been missing and investigators are not sure of his whereabouts.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Timmons Jr., do not approach him and contact the Richmond County Criminal Investigations Division at 706-821-1020.