Midstate mother shot dead after bring...

Midstate mother shot dead after bringing children to estranged husband

There are 630 comments on the The Macon Telegraph story from Jan 22, 2008, titled Midstate mother shot dead after bringing children to estranged husband. In it, The Macon Telegraph reports that:

“She was actually on the cell phone with her daddy and she said, 'Somebody has shot my glass out,'”

A mother was fatally shot in the head in her car Friday in Jeff Davis County after meeting with her estranged husband in Uvalda to drop off her two young children.

Allison Nicole Bamberg, 28, of Baxley was found slumped over in her Malibu sedan near the gas lines by the Altamaha River bridge on Ga. 135 at about 6:10 p.m. Friday, said Jeff Davis Sheriff Jimmy Boatright.

Her estranged husband, Damon James Bamberg, 30, and his mother, Sonya Lou Bamberg, 52, both of Mount Vernon, are charged with murder, Boatright said. Read more

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anonymous

Windham, ME

#21 Feb 14, 2008
Come on people lets stop the back stabing and name calling I am not saying they are guilty or that they are innocent no one can except the one who
pulled the trigger and God! Let me ask you this how many of you are living next to Godlyness By the sound of it not many Those who live in Glass house shouln't throw stones!
lilgoody2shoes82

United States

#22 Feb 14, 2008
If you know the Bambergs then why did you not even spell the name right?
lilgoody2shoes82

United States

#23 Feb 14, 2008
I don't know what happy juice you are on but wake up and smell the gun powder...
wondering driver

United States

#24 Feb 17, 2008
I passed the by the crime scene just as they were setting things up .. the lights and all ... It was just awfull. I didnt know what had happened until a week or so later after i got back from my trip. It is sad to know how someone could do that to someone you love so much. By past experience i lost a niece by her own mothers hand. she was guilty ... i have no dought about it... she got a slap on the wrist for it... I hope that this guy and his mother get just what they deserve... in fact they deserve worse .... if that is possible ..my heart and prays goes out to the children...
Nova

Swainsboro, GA

#25 Feb 20, 2008
I knew Nikki, Sonya and Damon and the kids. I wish I could say I saw it coming but unfortunately I did not and I do not believe anyone was prepared. Damon had a short temper and Sonya was a very controlling person. Nikki was always a good mother as far as I could see. The children were beautiful and very bright. I feel so sorry that they will never grow up with their mother. Could anyone of us have prevented this? No I don't think so as we really could not understand all the dynamics of their relationship.
Good bye Nikki.
a family friend

Atlanta, GA

#26 Feb 22, 2008
After reading the above comments as well as the news accounts I feel compelled to comment. My family knew Damon, Sonya, and Nikki pretty well (my son worked with Damon at the Mt. Vernon prison). The available evidence strongly suggests that Damon and Sonya are guilty and I'm not here to defend them. I also don't enjoy speaking ill of the dead and causing further hurt to Nikki's family, but I know some things about her(some of which were testified to in court in their divorce and custody hearings) and I can assure you all that this affair is not as one-sided as people seem to think. Without going into detail, I will say that Nikki's morals and commitment to her family were greatly lacking and I know that Damon tried to repair their marriage. I also know that she publicly accused Damon of physically abusing her, but confided secretly to my son that he had never harmed or threatened her. Of course nothing she did warranted her murder, but there is another side to this that needs to be told. My personal opinion of what happened is that Nikki provoked Damon to the extent that he just snapped and acted in a fit of rage.
lilgoody2shoes82

United States

#27 Feb 25, 2008
a family friend wrote:
After reading the above comments as well as the news accounts I feel compelled to comment. My family knew Damon, Sonya, and Nikki pretty well (my son worked with Damon at the Mt. Vernon prison). The available evidence strongly suggests that Damon and Sonya are guilty and I'm not here to defend them. I also don't enjoy speaking ill of the dead and causing further hurt to Nikki's family, but I know some things about her(some of which were testified to in court in their divorce and custody hearings) and I can assure you all that this affair is not as one-sided as people seem to think. Without going into detail, I will say that Nikki's morals and commitment to her family were greatly lacking and I know that Damon tried to repair their marriage. I also know that she publicly accused Damon of physically abusing her, but confided secretly to my son that he had never harmed or threatened her. Of course nothing she did warranted her murder, but there is another side to this that needs to be told. My personal opinion of what happened is that Nikki provoked Damon to the extent that he just snapped and acted in a fit of rage.
I would like you to tall why Damon was fired from this job. If Damon was trying to make this work then why did he not just move out of his mom's house... that was asked of him from his first wife and his second. So don't say he was trying!
One Of Many

Savannah, GA

#28 Feb 26, 2008
a family friend wrote:
After reading the above comments as well as the news accounts I feel compelled to comment. My family knew Damon, Sonya, and Nikki pretty well (my son worked with Damon at the Mt. Vernon prison). The available evidence strongly suggests that Damon and Sonya are guilty and I'm not here to defend them. I also don't enjoy speaking ill of the dead and causing further hurt to Nikki's family, but I know some things about her(some of which were testified to in court in their divorce and custody hearings) and I can assure you all that this affair is not as one-sided as people seem to think. Without going into detail, I will say that Nikki's morals and commitment to her family were greatly lacking and I know that Damon tried to repair their marriage. I also know that she publicly accused Damon of physically abusing her, but confided secretly to my son that he had never harmed or threatened her. Of course nothing she did warranted her murder, but there is another side to this that needs to be told. My personal opinion of what happened is that Nikki provoked Damon to the extent that he just snapped and acted in a fit of rage.
For someone who does'nt want to speak ill of the dead you did a fine job of making insinuations.NIKKI'S FAMILY knew her pretty well also and due to her poor judgement in choosing a spouse some of us also had the displeasure of meeting Demon and his (mommie).The judge in their divorce must not have found fault with her morals or he would not have awarded her the kids.Since you have chosen to expound on your vast knowledge of Nikki and her morals I will presume that you are more perfect than the rest of us,possibly right on up there with God and I myself would'nt mind meeting someone so righteous.As far as secrets confided to your son, that's about as empty as the rest of your comment since Nikki is no longer among the living to confirm or deny it.I'd say that Demons attempt to repair his marriage leaves a whole lot to be desired since he and "the mother figure"chose to play God and end Nikki's young life.Were you there when this happened ? What could possibly be provocation enough to lose your life over or to take a life ?By the way this had to have been planned or the idiots would not have brought along a gun.Nobody ever said Nikki was perfect but to HER FAMILY she was everything so please try not to soil or spoil that for them .Is'nt it enough that she's gone forever ?
Jason from Vidalia

Baxley, GA

#29 Feb 27, 2008
"My personal opinion of what happened is that Nikki provoked Damon to the extent that he just snapped and acted in a fit of rage."

that is my impression also, but i'm willing to wait and see (unlike so many other people) what comes out in court

"The judge in their divorce must not have found fault with her morals or he would not have awarded her the kids."

anyone who's ever been through a divorce hearing would laugh out loud hearing you say that. The mother's morals have nothing to do with anything. Mothers are awarded custody as a matter of course, not only if they're found to be especially fit parents

I don't mean any of that to be about Nikki specifically, its just a general comment
One Of Many

Savannah, GA

#30 Feb 28, 2008
Jason from Vidalia wrote:
"My personal opinion of what happened is that Nikki provoked Damon to the extent that he just snapped and acted in a fit of rage."
that is my impression also, but i'm willing to wait and see (unlike so many other people) what comes out in court
"The judge in their divorce must not have found fault with her morals or he would not have awarded her the kids."
anyone who's ever been through a divorce hearing would laugh out loud hearing you say that. The mother's morals have nothing to do with anything. Mothers are awarded custody as a matter of course, not only if they're found to be especially fit parents
I don't mean any of that to be about Nikki specifically, its just a general comment
Well Jason from Vidalia since Demon is so proned to fits of violence and rage and his (mommie) was clearly in on this I hope they fry their sorry asses.As far as divorces go I have sat in on some cases where the father ended up with the children because the judge deemed him to be the most fit . Get prepared to visit your buddy in hell or prison whichever comes first and neither one bad enough.
One Of Many

Savannah, GA

#31 Feb 28, 2008
Jason from Vidalia wrote:
"My personal opinion of what happened is that Nikki provoked Damon to the extent that he just snapped and acted in a fit of rage."
that is my impression also, but i'm willing to wait and see (unlike so many other people) what comes out in court
"The judge in their divorce must not have found fault with her morals or he would not have awarded her the kids."
anyone who's ever been through a divorce hearing would laugh out loud hearing you say that. The mother's morals have nothing to do with anything. Mothers are awarded custody as a matter of course, not only if they're found to be especially fit parents
I don't mean any of that to be about Nikki specifically, its just a general comment
Well Jason from Vidalia since Demon is so proned to fits of violence and rage and since his (mommie)was clearly in on this I hope they fry their sorry asses.As far as divorces go I have sat in on some cases where the father was given the children because the judge deemed him to be the most fit parent.Get prepared to visit your buddy in "hell or jail" whichever comes first and neither is bad enough.
a family friend

Atlanta, GA

#32 Feb 28, 2008
"As far as secrets confided to your son, that's about as empty as the rest of your comment since Nikki is no longer among the living to confirm or deny it.I'd say that Demons attempt to repair his marriage leaves a whole lot to be desired since he and "the mother figure"chose to play God and end Nikki's young life.Were you there when this happened ?"

Since you asked, I'll tell you.

We have in our possession e-mails from Nikki to my son, and these were presented in court during their divorce case. In these e-mails Nikki tried to pursuade my son, in explicit language, to have sex with her, and this was when she was still married to Damon. In addition to this, she boasted of her S&M exploits in these e-mails. It's also true that when she left Damon she sought help at a local womens' shelter because her parents kicked her out of their house.
We are well aware of Damon's and Sonya's strange behavior and lifestyle, and like I said the first time, I'm not defending them. But I also knew Nikki's behavior and this thing isn't as one-sided as you want to think.

Any more questions?
One Of Many

Savannah, GA

#33 Feb 29, 2008
a family friend wrote:
"As far as secrets confided to your son, that's about as empty as the rest of your comment since Nikki is no longer among the living to confirm or deny it.I'd say that Demons attempt to repair his marriage leaves a whole lot to be desired since he and "the mother figure"chose to play God and end Nikki's young life.Were you there when this happened ?"
Since you asked, I'll tell you.
We have in our possession e-mails from Nikki to my son, and these were presented in court during their divorce case. In these e-mails Nikki tried to pursuade my son, in explicit language, to have sex with her, and this was when she was still married to Damon. In addition to this, she boasted of her S&M exploits in these e-mails. It's also true that when she left Damon she sought help at a local womens' shelter because her parents kicked her out of their house.
We are well aware of Damon's and Sonya's strange behavior and lifestyle, and like I said the first time, I'm not defending them. But I also knew Nikki's behavior and this thing isn't as one-sided as you want to think.
Any more questions?
Yes I have a few more questions since you obviously know so much about all this.Do you think that anyone deserves what Nikki got?Do you have any suggestions on what to tell her children when they ask about their mommy?Do you know how to explain the word dead to a child? I am sorry that I ever responded to you or any of this because all its good for is bringing out the ugly in us all.Nikki, unlike you was not perfect,but like you was someones mother and child.Her mother longs to have her child back.Her brother loved his sister.Her children deserve to have two parents and have been robbed of both.This will be my last comment on any of this.I hope Nikki finds the peace that we all wish for her and that her family may have the closure that they deserve .
a family friend

Atlanta, GA

#34 Mar 1, 2008
One Of Many wrote:
<quoted text> Yes I have a few more questions since you obviously know so much about all this.Do you think that anyone deserves what Nikki got?Do you have any suggestions on what to tell her children when they ask about their mommy?Do you know how to explain the word dead to a child? I am sorry that I ever responded to you or any of this because all its good for is bringing out the ugly in us all.Nikki, unlike you was not perfect,but like you was someones mother and child.Her mother longs to have her child back.Her brother loved his sister.Her children deserve to have two parents and have been robbed of both.This will be my last comment on any of this.I hope Nikki finds the peace that we all wish for her and that her family may have the closure that they deserve .
Do you not even read the entire posts before you respond?

QUOTE FROM MY FIRST POST: "Of course nothing she did warranted her murder..."

Anyway, like you, I'm done with this. People will believe what they want to believe.
samara

Roanoke, VA

#35 Mar 1, 2008
I know them professionally and I hope the police question everyone who knew them as doctors, nurse practitioners, because there are people out there who can add more info to the situation. so how is it resolved. are these poor children going to lose their other, thier father and their grandmother whom they loved and be with the grandmother they were not close to?
samara

Roanoke, VA

#36 Mar 2, 2008
Marty wrote:
This is to the righteous yankee from New York. I see that you didn't put even your first name. You are just like all other yankees that I have ever met, They all think that they Know everything when they don't. I know alot more about this case than you ever will. You need to mind your own business and worry about how you can stay in New York where all yankees belong.
Hillbillies say things like that about New Yorkers, who, by the way, come from 100s of countries and your state, too. To stereotype people from NY and use the word "Yankee" just like you were saying the "N" word, shows how narrow minded and redneck you are. Damon was bad. This "Yankee" knows that. But you sound BAD TOO> I experienced his "badness". I am from NY.
samara

Roanoke, VA

#37 Mar 2, 2008
lilgoody2shoes82 wrote:
<quoted text>I would like you to tall why Damon was fired from this job. If Damon was trying to make this work then why did he not just move out of his mom's house... that was asked of him from his first wife and his second. So don't say he was trying!
You cannot wrong someone who, during a divorce, chooses to live with his mom. I personally know many men (and women) who, when faced with divorce, chose to go back home to sort things out. Damon was at least trying to work but it was clear he had many personality problems. One thing for sure, he loved his kids. I heard many things about what Nikki did with those kids and I think they both had a lot of problems. You are right though, of course, no one deserves to die. If Damon pulled the trigger, why is his mom also in jail? I don't live near there so I don't know the details.
Jason from Vidalia

Baxley, GA

#38 Mar 4, 2008
"Well Jason from Vidalia since Demon is so proned to fits of violence and rage and his (mommie) was clearly in on this I hope they fry their sorry asses.As far as divorces go I have sat in on some cases where the father ended up with the children because the judge deemed him to be the most fit . Get prepared to visit your buddy in hell or prison whichever comes first and neither one bad enough."

as far as I'm concerned this is pure gibberish. I don't see where any of your posts here are contributing to the discussion

Damon loved his kids, I can vouch for that as well. IF he killed Nikki, I would bet that he did it over something having to do with the kids. There were certainly allegations of abuse that were being investigated at the time of the murder

If he was going to kill her for cheating on him or for lying to him or whatever, he would have done it a long time ago because its not like she was some perfect angel while they were married
one more of many

Savannah, GA

#39 Mar 5, 2008
Everyone should go to the Hazlehurst,Ga. forum for topix and see what her parents have to say and then they should let this all go to rest with Nikki and stop the daggers back and forth.
April

United States

#40 Mar 16, 2008
As for everyone who believes the bullshit in the paper...go screw yourself. Damon and Sonya are innocent they are being framed. Nicki was shot at 6:10 pm. They were in route to Mt. Vernon Sheriffs office at that time and no way could they have gottn from where she was murdered to the sheriffs office with the time on the form at the sheriffs office being 6:15. It was a 25 minute drive from the incident to the sheriffs office and I know this because I drive that road every weekend to go and visit my fiance while he sits in jail for something he did not do.

He would not leave his mother because she has multiple schlerosis, diabetes, and rumatoid arthritis. His brother is in no shape to care for her so he left school to help his mother with her diseases. If Nicki truly loved him she would have understood and not try to force him to leave his mother. If anyone wants to bad mouth me or my future husband and his mother go right on ahead. But God is in charge and he knows the truth and soon all of you will be eating your words.

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