Mother Charged With The Murder Of Son's Boyfriend
An Alabama woman has been released on bail after being arrested in connection with the murder of her son's boyfriend, whom she allegedly shot and killed at a truck stop.
The shooting happened early Monday evening at Love's Truck Stop off of Exit 100 on I-20/59 in McCalla. Deputies and Woodstock Police responded to the scene around 6 p.m.
The victim, Jamie R. Johnson, 36, had been shot once and was transported to UAB Medical West in "grave condition," according to Sgt. Dale Phillips with the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit.
Johnson passed away from his injuries.
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.
As far as motive, police continue to investigate though the possibility that Hill shot Johnson over domestic violence he may have committed against her son has been floated.
Authorities believe Hill shot Johnson because he was allegedly in a "violent" relationship 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.
Investigators are checking records to see if there were any charges filed against Johnson, but so far have not found any.
"We do not see this in any nature being a hate crime. We see this as a family having issues in this. All the people involved in this were either related or had been acquainted for several years," Phillips said.