Pickens County Alabama woman Anita Hill, 51, has been charged with murder after she allegedly shot and killed her gay son’s lover.
Hill and her unnamed son had arranged to meet Jamie Johnson, 36, at Love’s Truck Stop in McCalla on Money and police were called to the scene around 6pm.
On arrival they found Johnson had received a bullet wound to the back and he was taken to UAB Medical West hospital but he later died from his injuries.
Police believe Johnson and Hill’s son had been in a relationship for around 4 year and that Hill and her son had asked him to meet them at the truck stop so that they could talk about her helping them move and other issues.
The son reportedly returned to his vehicle first but Johnson and Hill continued to talk.
Police say they believe that when Johnson then turned around to walk away, Hill produced a hand gun and fired into his back.
Hill then remained at the truck stop until police arrived to arrest her.
She has since been released on bail after paying a $75,000 bond.
Sargent Dale Phillips of the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit told Fox 6 WBRC that they had ruled out the posibility of the shooting being a hate crime.
‘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.
‘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.’
Investigators say they do not believe the shooting was premeditated but it has not been made public what Johnson could have said to make her snap like that.