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Murder suspect released from hospital following botched suicide attempt
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Nearly two months after allegedly murdering his girlfriend and botching an attempted suicide, Rick Breedlove has finally made his way to the Newton County Detention Center.

Breedlove, 54, had been held in an Atlanta area hospital where he was treated for self-inflicted injuries. Newton County Sheriff's Lt. Bill Watterson said doctors at one point did not expect Breedlove to pull through, but the suspected murderer proved them wrong by making a full recovery.

Breedlove allegedly shot his girlfriend Pam Spencer, 49, with a .357 Magnum revolver in early November. The murder occurred at 25 Hickory Hill Drive on the residence's back porch.

 A call to 911 was reportedly made from the house before the shooting, but there was no one on the line when the dispatcher answered. A NCSO unit was sent to the house for a "trouble unknown call with shots fired."

When the deputies arrived, they found Spencer laying face down on the floor and Breedlove lying on his left side. The suspected murder weapon lay on the ground close to the suspect.

Watterson said Breedlove declined to give a statement about the murder to investigators.

The murder was the last of nine homicides in Newton County in 2007.

Breedlove has been charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.