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ALABAMA: Woman Charged With Murder After Shooting Son's Boyfriend In Back

An Alabama women has been charged with murder after shooting her son's boyfriend in the back at a local truck stop.
Anita T. Hill, 51, of Pickens County, has been charged with murder in the case and was booked on a $75,000 bond. She has since bonded out of jail. Investigators have determined that Hill's son and Johnson were "involved in a long-term relationship" and had been together for about four years. "This relationship has caused tension between the suspect who is the mother of the male witness and her son," Phillips said. Investigators believe Hill's son and Johnson asked Hill to meet them at the truck stop to talk about helping them move and other issues. After a short conversation, the son returned to his vehicle while Hill and Johnson continued speaking. Investigators say Johnson turned to walk away and that's when Hill allegedly pulled out a hand gun and shot him in the back. "Witnesses at the scene describe that it appeared that the victim in this case attempted to turn and move away from the suspect. At which time she pulled a hand gun and fired one round," Phillips said
Investigators say the woman may have believed the victim had been physically or mentally abusive to her son. A detective with the homicide unit says that hate crime charges will not be filed because shooting arose from "family issues."

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