Thursday, June 17, 2010

Plummer pleads guilty to murder, sentenced to life without parole

The gunshots that took Kimberly Ware’s life continued to resonate months later as her father returned to work.

Stepping through the doors of the West Rome Post Office where he worked with his daughter, Nathaniel Ware found he still unconsciously looked for her bright personality even after her death.

“I really miss going to work every day, and I’d hear ‘daddy,’” he said. “It’s kind of hard going to work at the post office — it became a chore.”

The story culminated Wednesday with Theron Plummer entering a guilty plea to the May 25, 2008, murder of his estranged wife, Kimberly Ware. He was sentenced to life without parole in Floyd County Superior Court.

But the story began long before the killing. The family had long been dealing with a marital situation gone terribly wrong.

“The one thing that I’ve learned is that when you confront that person, they’ll say ‘I’ll do better,’” Nathaniel Ware said.

But Plummer didn’t do better. Kim took out a restraining order and filed for divorce. But working through the system wasn’t fast enough to save her life, her father said.