BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. -- The husband of a Bartow County woman who went missing for nearly a week sat down with Channel 2's Linda Stouffer to explain why his wife disappeared.
Abed Suleiman said it all started as a misunderstanding via text message.
Suleiman said his wife, Wazineh, told him she was sleeping when really she was shopping.
"Problem No. 1 was she lied to me," Abed Suleiman said.
He then texted her, stating, "I'm gonna kill you."
The mother of five disappeared, telling her children that she was going to rent a Redbox movie at a Walmart in Cartersville, according to her husband. But she never returned. The story began to garner national headlines as the search continued.
Looking back, Abed Suleiman said he regrets sending the text because it appeared threatening.
"The worst choice of words I could have used. Of course, I don't mean it literally," Abed Suleiman said.
Abed Suleiman sent an email to Channel 2 stating that he and his wife wanted to get their message to the public.
However, when Stouffer arrived, Abed Suleiman said he would do all the talking and his wife did not wish to speak.
Abed Suleiman said of his wife's disappearance that she slept in their SUV for one night, then went to a Cobb County women's shelter.
A family member negotiated her return over the weekend, Abed Suleiman said.
Abed Suleiman said his family is now "happier than ever."
I bolded the part about the man saying he'd do all the talking. I'm enough of a cynic that that sets off a red flag with me.
Answer by May-20 at 10:07 AM on Apr. 20, 2011
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Answer by DSamuels at 11:33 PM on Apr. 19, 2011
it's been all over the news here in GA. It was fishy from day one. The guy just looks like a chauvinistic pig...i don't buy his crap for a second.
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