ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Timothy Larue Sheffield, 59, was convicted of Murder and Arson on Friday, October 29th, in connection with a 2013 incident involving the death of his wife. Mr. Sheffield was sentenced to life in prison.  

“The victim was tragically shot in the head and left in the residence, which was subsequently set ablaze,” said Commissioner King. “I commend the work of all involved agencies and am grateful justice was served in this inhumane case.”

Mr. Sheffield was found guilty by the Waycross Judicial Circuit. The Department’s Arson Investigations Unit assisted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, and Coffee County Fire Department with this investigation.



The mission of the Office of the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner is to protect Georgia families by providing access to vital insurance products and safe buildings through fair regulation that creates economic opportunities for all Georgians.

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