JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. – An Arkansas woman was arrested Saturday after telling police she shot and killed her husband because he bought pornography, officials said.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release it received a call around 2:30 p.m. from 69-year-old Patricia Hill. During the phone conversation, she told dispatchers she just shot her 65-year-old husband, Frank.
As a result, police arrived at the home, located about 36 miles south of Little Rock, and found Frank Hill dead in a shed on the property. He sustained two gunshot wounds to the upper and lower body, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The agency said that during an interview with Hill, she told investigators she arrived home and went to the shed on her property to confront her husband, but there had never been any physical altercations between the couple.
“However, Mrs. Hill stated that she disagreed with her husband’s purchase of video pornography via the television guide, which she canceled upon discovering the purchase, but Mr. Hill managed to place a subsequent order,” Maj. Lafayette Woods, Jr. said. “Mrs. Hill stated that she entered the shed and asked her husband to leave but he refused.”
Consequently, when her husband didn’t leave the shed, Hill told investigators she went back to their home and retrieved a .22 caliber handgun.
“She went back to the shed a short time later, where she entered and shot her husband twice, striking him once in the leg and once in the head,” Woods said.
“Immediately following the shooting, Mrs. Hill stated that she returned inside the residence, where she returned the weapon and called 911 to report the shooting.”
At this point, investigators do not believe the incident had anything to do with self-defense, FOX16 reported.
Hill is currently in Jefferson County’s detention. She was booked on the charge of capital murder in the shooting death of her husband. The woman is being held without bond, and will remain there until her court date next week.
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