An Alabama woman faces murder charges in the alleged shooting of her son's boyfriend.
Anita T. Hill, 51, has reportedly bonded out of the Tuscaloosa County Jail after being charged with the murder of 36-year-old Jamie R. Johnson, according to local news outlet WBRC. Investigators say Hill's son, 30, and Johnson were involved in a long-term relationship for about four years, and the three had agreed to meet at Love’s Truck Stop near McCalla, Ala., where Johnson was found suffering from a gunshot wound, CBS 42 reported. He later died as a result of his injuries.
The case is still under investigation, but Sgt. Dale Phillips nonetheless told reporters that officials "do not see this in any nature being a hate crime."
"This relationship has caused tension between the suspect who is the mother of the male witness and her son," he said.
As Tuscaloosa News reported, Phillips went on to suggest that the possibly volatile nature of the relationship between Johnson and Hill's son may have been a motivating factor: "The mother had concerns about her son's safety because over the past several years their relationship has been, in her mind, physically and emotionally abusive."
In March, James Larry Crosby, 46, was arrested in connection with the death of his daughter, Britney Cosby, and her girlfriend Crystal Jackson. A beer deliveryman had discovered the bodies of Britney Cosby and Jackson, both 24, next to a dumpster outside of the Fisherman's Cove store in Port Bolivar, Texas.
Deputies say the woman were involved in a romantic relationship.