Hello, my name is Ashley Balderson and I have been friends with Beth since high school. With Beth's permission we wanted to release a statement on her behalf to Beth and Paul's friends and family, friends from Lawrenceville and our former Central Gwinnett classmates concerning the recent murder of her husband Paul Wilson.
On July 2, 2017 Paul came home from work as he normally does and took his dog and his mother-in-law's dog on a walk. While on that walk his life was taken by a senseless act of violence by their neighbor. The neighbor, who we will not give the dignity of naming, shot Paul in the head and torso killing him and his mother-in-law's dog. Beth heard the shots and ran outside to find Paul laying on the sidewalk. She called 911 and a neighbor assisted her in getting the paramedics and cops to the scene. Unfortunately, it was too late and he died in her arms there on the sidewalk. The neighbor thought Paul's dogs were using the restroom in his yard and he wasn't picking it up. He would wait and watch for Paul's nightly walks with his dogs. After multiple confrontations, Paul even tried to settle the situation by offering to pick up any dog waste that was being left behind. There were several months of harrassment and seven separate police calls made about this neighbor by Beth and Paul to the local police department. It wasn't enough.
Paul was a kind hearted and genuine person that was loved by many. As many family and friends are truly devastated and heartbroken over this situation none of us can imagine the pain Beth is going through. We wanted to set up an account to help Beth in her time of need.
Please help by donating and spreading the word to anyone you think would be interested in helping out. Any amount that can be given is greatly appreciated and more than anything prayers at this difficult time are needed too. Also, please know that one of Paul's former classmates (Kristine Hall Sardisco) is also setting up a page as well with Beth's blessing.