Ala. Woman Charged With Murder for Allegedly Shooting Son’s Partner
An Alabama woman has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting her son’s boyfriend on Monday at a truck stop. Investigators are not calling the incident a hate crime, however, Alabama’s Fox-affiliated station WBRC reports.
Local police arrested Anita T. Hill, 51, this week and charged her with the murder of Jamie R. Johnson, 36, who was shot once in the back. According to investigators, Hill’s son and Johnson were "involved in a long-term relationship" and have been dating for about four years.
"This relationship has caused tension between the suspect who is the mother of the male witness and her son," Sgt. Dale Phillips told WBRC.
Authorities say Hill allegedly shot Johnson because he was allegedly "violent" with her son.
"Witnesses have told us the relationship between these two individuals, the two young men, had been at times possibly physical abusive as well as mentally abusive," Phillips said.
According to investigators, Hill’s son and Johnson asked Hill to meet at the truck stop to talk about helping them move. After a short discussion, the son went to his car while Hill and Johnson continued to talk. When the victim turned away, Hill then allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot him in the back.