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By Chauncy Glover - bio | e-mail 

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Bernice Johnson says she and her husband Jim have waited nearly 24 years for a big break in this gruesome murder case and now they have it.

"As the years passed, we lost almost all hope," says Johnson.

It was August 29th, 1985, police say Michael Curry ran out of the family's Rockhurst Drive home screaming, they killed my wife and kids.

When investigators arrived, they found Curry's wife 24-year-old Ann Curry, their four-year-old daughter, Erika and 20-month-old son Ryan all dead, murdered with a bush ax. Ann was pregnant with a little boy.

Columbus Mayor, Jim Wetherington was police chief at the time.

"It was just a situation that our community was just very,very upset about. This was a horrible situation. I went to the scene and it was awful," says Mayor Wetherington.

"Ann was here that morning. We got to the driveway and they pulled off. We waived goodbye and Jim said I love you. I had no warning of any kind, the next time I would see them would be at the Striffler and Hamby Mortuary," says Johnson.

Officials says Michael Curry was a suspect from day one.

"The DA at the time reviewed the case and he thought he needed more evidence. So they've been working on it all this time," added Wetherington.

District Attorney, Julia Slater and Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren presented the case to a Grand Jury. The indictment came Tuesday. Curry, now 51, was arrested Wednesday in Dalton, Georgia.

He's being charged with murder, aggravated assault, and feticide, because of the unborn baby.

"Even in all of these years I felt the person who killed her who have to stand before God and he will give out the correct punishment and I clung to that, which kept me going," added Johnson.

Click here to view Muscogee County's Murder indictment for Michael Curry.

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