A man who appeared on the romance reality show “90 Day Fiancé” has been arrested and charged with murder, along with his son.
Douglas Wooten, who appeared in an episode of “90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days” as a wedding event coordinator known as “DJ Doug,” turned himself into authorities earlier this month, according to a statement from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Wooten, 39, is one of four suspects charged in the death of Marcos Ramirez, who was found shot to death on Jan. 4.
Denver L. Wooten, 18, Kegan B. Bennett, 39, and Verlyttia Ivory, 32, have also been arrested in connection with the alleged crime.
GBI special agent-in-charge Mark Pro told Oxygen.com that Denver L. Wooten is Douglas Wooten’s son.
All four are all facing charges of felony murder, home invasion and armed robbery. Douglas Wooten and Ivory are also facing additional charges of cruelty to children in the second degree.
Authorities said Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene around 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 4 after receiving a call that someone had been shot.
When deputies arrived, they found Ramirez, 54, dead from gunshot wounds.
Pro said that "a cell phone and weapon found at the scene were linked to the suspects," adding that they used to work with the victim.
Denver Wooten, Bennett and Ivory were all arrested the following day. Douglas Wooten turned himself into authorities on Jan. 7.
The investigation remains “active and ongoing," authorities said. Pro declined to release any additional details.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Douglas office or the Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office.
Douglas Wooten appeared on the popular TLC series “90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days” in a season three episode, sharing a scene with star Angela Deem, who had been searching for a possible location for her upcoming wedding to Michael Ilesanmi, according to In Touch Weekly.
Wooten, known in the show as “DJ Doug,” was an event coordinator for a wedding venue known as the Cotton Patch and tried to accommodate Deem’s desire to have an African-themed reception complete with traditional décor and cuisine. She had also wanted fireworks and televisions for her guests to watch their story, but then scoffed at the price Wooten quoted for the event.
“She wants caviar and champagne on a malt liquor budget,” Wooten said in the episode. “You can’t have a fairytale wedding tomorrow and expect it all to happen for $100.”
Ultimately, Deem and Ilesanmi ended up marrying in his native country of Nigeria in January 2020.
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