Atlanta's DJ Awesome Accused of Conspiring to Kill His Wife

DJ Awesome

Atlanta's DJ Awesome Accused of Conspiring to Kill His Wife

Childhood friend allegedly pulled trigger on fatal gunshot.

Published December 10, 2014

Police were immediately suspicious of Club Onyx-based DJ Awesome when he phoned in a 911 call about the death of his wife, Tiffany Pugh, last month.

Pugh, 30, was found dead in their home Nov. 23 with one of her young children clinging to her body. Two other young children were found in the house, in a separate bedroom, and appeared to be unharmed, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Her husband, née Andre Pugh, 34, was arrested this past Saturday (Dec. 6) and is being held on conspiracy, murder, and burglary charges in connection to her death. His childhood friend Adrian Harley –– a pallbearer at Tiffany Pugh's funeral –– was also arrested, for allegedly pulling the trigger.

Andre Pugh reportedly contacted emergency personnel the day she died and told an operator that his house had been broken into and that his wife "had been murdered." However, when the operator asked if he had been inside the house yet, he said that he hadn't. 

An East Point police officer reported that he found the deejay outside the family home waving his arms and shouting, “My kids are in there. She is not picking up the phone,” when he first arrived on the scene.

A friend of the family said that Tiffany Pugh was planning to move out amid marital problems, reports

Both Andre Pugh and Harley were denied bond and are expected in court this week.

Earlier this year, another Club Onyx-based deejay, DJ Nando, was murdered in a shooting in front of his Clayton County, Ga., home.


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(Photo: Law Enforcement, Fulton County Sheriff's Office)

Written by BET-Staff


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