How did Carlether Foley die? Aspiring actress, 26, found dead in Duluth home by son
Keyandre Foley found her mom unresponsive on September 26, the family is working to bring her body back to Texas for funeral after 'senseless' killing
DULUTH, GEORGIA: Gwinnett County Police on October 3 have arrested the person responsible for the death of aspiring actress Carlether Foley in Duluth, Georgia. According to reports, the 26-year-old was found unresponsive by her 17-year-old son Keyandre on September 26. The death has been attributed to a "senseless" killing by Foley's neighbor, who has now been charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct. At the time of reporting, the individual responsible, identified as 22-year-old Maxwell Williamson, is in jail without bail.
Foley joins a long list of victims of gun violence this year, totally about 14,516 up to September 15. Most recently, others killed include high school student Mona Rodriguez in Long Beach, Utah Utes player Aaron Lowe, and rapper SpotemGottem. Foley's shooting is an isolated incident, reportedly due to accidental discharge.
The family is now working to get her body back to Houston, Texas so they can give her "the memorial that she deserves, to honor her memory and say our last goodbyes." The death means that Keyandre is now staying with his grandmother Jacquline in Texas, who has slammed Williamson in a brief statement.
How did Carlether Foley die?
On September 25, Foley was sleeping in her bed at her home in Duluth. Next door, Williamson was cleaning his gun when it was accidentally discharged. Police say the bullet then went through the wall of the apartment and into Foley's head. She was found unresponsive on the bed by Keyandre, who dialed 911. Unfortunately, it was too late and Foley was declared dead. "It don't feel real. I found my mama by myself," the teen told ABC 13.
Jacquline was quick to slam Williamson in an interview with the channel. "I've never experience the hurt, the pain that I'm feeling. I don't know what to do. You had no right to take my baby from me. You had no business taking her life away from her child. He's 17 years old. This is his last year in school. You have hurt my family. You have took my baby," she said. Carlether's brother George added that the family was "not doing well," and her death has "really hit us."
Williamson said that he did not know there was a bullet in the chamber when cleaning, which has led to him being charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct. Relatives have now set up a GoFundMe to help raise funds for her funeral. "We are all devastated by the loss of Carlether at just 36 years old and were not prepared for the high costs surrounding her memorial services. Due to the nature of her death, additional expenses occurred to transport her from Atlanta to Houston and move her son back to Texas to be amongst family," they wrote. The family is seeking $15,000, and at the time of reporting has managed to raise $13,535.
According to IMDb, Foley has been credited in eight films to date including 'Behind Closed Doors'. At the time of her death, she had completed 'The Friend Zone' and an appearance in 'Slice of Cake', both of which are yet to be released.