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Debbie Collier's daughter has history of domestic violence against boyfriends and lying to cops

Amanda Bearden, 36, leaves her home in Athens, Ga., on Friday, September 23.  Police have yet to rule anyone out in the murder of her mother, Debbie Collier.

The daughter of slain Georgia mother Debbie Collier has a history of lying to police and violent lovers feuding with her MMA fighter boyfriend, who says the pair have been ‘interrogated’ over her mother’s murder .

Amanda Bearden, 36, told police her mother mysteriously sent her a $2,000 Venmo payment with the cryptic note “they won’t let me go” in one of her final acts.

Collier, 59, was found dead, naked and her body burned, tied to a tree on September 11 in Athens, Georgia.

No one has been arrested for her brutal murder and there is no indication that Bearden or her boyfriend, Andrew Giegerich, are considered suspects.

The couple lives together again in Athens, Georgia, despite their previous domestic disputes and restraining orders.

DailyMail.com saw them leave their home this week as the investigation into Debbie’s brutal murder gathers pace.

Police have now ruled out kidnapping and suicide as possible causes of the woman’s death, and are now focused on arresting her killer.

Amanda Bearden, 36, leaves her home in Athens, Ga., on Friday, September 23.  Police have yet to rule anyone out in the murder of her mother, Debbie Collier.

Amanda Bearden, 36, leaves her home in Athens, Ga., on Friday, September 23. Police have yet to rule anyone out in the murder of her mother, Debbie Collier.

Amanda's boyfriend, former MMA fighter Andrew Giegerich.  He has complained that they were 'interrogated' by the police.

Amanda’s boyfriend, former MMA fighter Andrew Giegerich. He has complained that they were ‘interrogated’ by the police.

In May of last year, police intervened in the couple’s relationship after Amanda called 911, claiming that Andrew had “broken into” the house to beat her up.

She showed them photos of bruises on her arms and shoulders to prove it.

However, she was arrested for falsely reporting a burglary after police determined he lived in the house and had full access to it, according to The New York Post.

Andrew was arrested on assault charges and the pair were ordered to stay apart.

Giegerich has complained that the couple were recently ‘questioned’ by police about Debbie’s death.

‘The [police have] he questioned us all. The people closest to [Collier] they are viewed as suspicious at the moment,” he told the Post.

Debbie lived with her husband Steve in their house in Athens.

On Friday, he fought back tears as he told DailyMail.com that Debbie was the “love of his life”.

The couple had been married for four nine years and both had children from previous marriages.

It’s been two long weeks and I’m so tired. My wife was a wonderful person.

A close friend of the couple, who did not want to be identified, confided to DailyMail.com: ‘Steve loved Debbie with all his heart. I know that for a fact.

I can’t imagine what he’s going through right now, with the terrible loss of his wife and having to be a part of the murder investigation and all that that entails.

“I have known them both for many years and they were a devoted couple.”

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In a direct move of support, he added: “I know suspicions may fall on the family of the murder victims, but I’d bet my life Steve had nothing to do with Debbie’s disappearance.”

On September 10, Steve reported Debbie missing, claiming that he had not seen her since 9:00 pm the night before at her home.

Neighbors heard fighting and screaming coming from the house the night before she disappeared.

Debbie with her daughter in an old Facebook photo.  Amanda claims that her mother sent her $2,385 on Venmo with a note that suggested she had been kidnapped on the day of her death.  The police ruled out a kidnapping

Debbie with her daughter in an old Facebook photo. Amanda claims that her mother sent her $2,385 on Venmo with a note that suggested she had been kidnapped on the day of her death. The police ruled out a kidnapping

Bearden's boyfriend, Andrew Giegerich, was arrested in May 2021 for assault.

Andrew Giegerich in 2017 in his MMA days

Bearden’s boyfriend, Andrew Giegerich, was arrested in May 2021 for assault (mug photo, left). He is shown in 2017 (right) during his MMA fighter days.

In December 2020, Debbie posted these horrific photos of a black eye on Facebook.  She told her friends that she had fallen on the sidewalk

In December 2020, Debbie posted these horrific photos of a black eye on Facebook.  She told her friends that she had fallen on the sidewalk

In December 2020, Debbie posted these horrific photos of a black eye on Facebook. She told her friends that she had fallen on the sidewalk

Debbie's husband, Steve, reported her missing on September 10.  He told police that he last saw her at 9:00 pm the night before, but that they slept in separate rooms due to her snoring.

Debbie’s husband, Steve, reported her missing on September 10. He told police that he last saw her at 9:00 pm the night before, but that they slept in separate rooms due to her snoring.

Amanda is photographed leaving her house on Friday.  In a previous interview, she said that 'someone' killed her mother.

Amanda is photographed leaving her house on Friday. In a previous interview, she said that ‘someone’ killed her mother.

Police then tracked the car Debbie was driving, a rented SUV because her own vehicle was undergoing repairs, to a wooded ravine 60 miles from her home. Her naked body was found there, charred and tied to a tree.

The exact cause of his death remains unconfirmed.

When questioned, Bearden told police that he last saw his mother the night before she went missing and that everything was normal. He received the Venmo message the day his mother was reported missing.

In an interview with CBS after her mother’s body was found, Amanda seemed shocked and struggling to speak.

‘My mom was my everything. Someone took my whole world from me. She was a beautiful, kind and generous woman. She didn’t deserve this,’ she said, her head and hands shaking.

Police have yet to rule out anyone as a suspect.

Debbie had given her car in for repairs and was driving a rented van when she died.

That car was equipped with a GPS tracking system that led police to her body after her husband reported her missing on September 10.

He was found 60 miles from the couple’s modest home, where they lived quietly.

Police inspect the crime scene where Debbie Collier's body was found in a ditch on 9/11.

Police inspect the crime scene where Debbie Collier’s body was found in a ditch on 9/11.

The modest house in Athens, Georgia, where Debbie and her husband lived quietly

The modest house in Athens, Georgia, where Debbie and her husband lived quietly

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