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Alabama Woman Charged with Murder After Shooting, Killing Gay Son's Boyfriend: VIDEO

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An Alabama woman has been charged with murder after shooting her son's boyfriend in the back at a truck stop, WBRC reports:

Anita_hillThe 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 (pictured), 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.

Hill reportedly shot Johnson in the back after a short argument and there are reports of ongoing mental and physical abuse between the two men but those allegations have not been corroborated yet by any charges on record.

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  1. So what have we learned here; The victim was gay, The shooter was a mother, the authorities report the victim was a "possible" abuser, the victim was shot in the back, the shooter is now out on bail. Sounds like they have this case rapped up. I'm sure she'll walk in the end. Welcome to gay Alabama.

    Posted by: dearcomrade | Apr 16, 2014 9:55:50 AM


  2. What case? Sounds like a bail bondsman's dream. Easy 10% commission on that one. She ain't gonna run 'cuz she ain't got nothin' to worry 'bout. She know dah judge.

    Oh, and by the way, for all the bible thumpers out there, Thou Shalt Not Kill.

    Posted by: Mark | Apr 16, 2014 10:09:00 AM


  3. Hurry, queens! SPECULATE! She MUST know the judge! It MUST be because her son was gay! It couldn't POSSIBLY have been a situation where her son was getting beat up for years and she had finally had enough of it. Let the thing play out, before you make fools of yourselves like you did with that ridiculous hoax waitress story.

    Posted by: Oy Vey | Apr 16, 2014 10:11:54 AM


  4. The Son was 30 years old and capable of making his own decisions. His mother brought a gun for one purpose, she meant business, she wanted her son back. Mama is a murderer, Alabama justice is,.......NO JUSTICE. The cop is already preparing her defense, what a crock.

    Posted by: OY VEY my ass | Apr 16, 2014 10:21:58 AM


  5. Oy Vey, From what I read the speculation was already laid out in the news article and promoted by the authorities. Her walking out of jail after shooting someone in the back on a very low bond is a fact NOT Speculation,

    Posted by: dearcomrade | Apr 16, 2014 10:26:17 AM


  6. "Welcome to gay Alabama."

    @dearcomrade - domestic violence happens everywhere, and at roughly the same rate in gay relationships as against straight women. this was a dreadfully foolish, disturbed, and armed mother attempting to protect her son from harm (whom she obviously loves), with revolting inexcusable violence herself - don't make this about something it's not.

    " She ain't gonna run 'cuz she ain't got nothin' to worry 'bout. She know dah judge."

    @mark - knowing the judge usually helps only if you know him or her socially, share the same circles, and have money - i doubt the judge has been hanging out at the mcdonald's in the truck stop. murderers go to jail in alabama, just like every other state.

    "The cop is already preparing her defense, what a crock."

    @oy vey - in what way did the cop defend the mother's actions, or excuse the her behavior? he was attempting to explain the suspected motive behind a domestic violence murder.

    Posted by: northalabama | Apr 16, 2014 10:31:19 AM


  7. Capital punishment.

    Posted by: Bill Perdue | Apr 16, 2014 10:37:45 AM


  8. I know it must be hard to watch your child be with someone who is bad for them and you know is hurting them, but that is never a reason to resort to violence. Also at some point, as cruel as it sounds, you have to accept the fact that your child is an adult and is going to do what they want with whoever they want even if that person is toxic.

    I say that going on the assumption this was out of protection of her son and not because of some anti-gay bias.

    Posted by: Derrick | Apr 16, 2014 10:41:37 AM


  9. I know it must be hard to watch your child be with someone who is bad for them and you know is hurting them, but that is never a reason to resort to violence. Also at some point, as cruel as it sounds, you have to accept the fact that your child is an adult and is going to do what they want with whoever they want even if that person is toxic.

    I say that going on the assumption this was out of protection of her son and not because of some anti-gay bias.

    Posted by: Derrick | Apr 16, 2014 10:41:38 AM


  10. I know it must be hard to watch your child be with someone who is bad for them and you know is hurting them, but that is never a reason to resort to violence. Also at some point, as cruel as it sounds, you have to accept the fact that your child is an adult and is going to do what they want with whoever they want even if that person is toxic.

    I say that going on the assumption this was out of protection of her son and not because of some anti-gay bias.

    Posted by: Derrick | Apr 16, 2014 10:41:40 AM


  11. I know it must be hard to watch your child be with someone who is bad for them and you know is hurting them, but that is never a reason to resort to violence. Also at some point, as cruel as it sounds, you have to accept the fact that your child is an adult and is going to do what they want with whoever they want even if that person is toxic.

    I say that going on the assumption this was out of protection of her son and not because of some anti-gay bias.

    Posted by: Derrick | Apr 16, 2014 10:41:42 AM


  12. I know it must be hard to watch your child be with someone who is bad for them and you know is hurting them, but that is never a reason to resort to violence. Also at some point, as cruel as it sounds, you have to accept the fact that your child is an adult and is going to do what they want with whoever they want even if that person is toxic.

    I say that going on the assumption this was out of protection of her son and not because of some anti-gay bias.

    Posted by: Derrick | Apr 16, 2014 10:41:42 AM


  13. "...and there are reports of ongoing mental and physical abuse between the two men but those allegations have not been corroborated yet." But you just had to throw that in there to make it look as though mom was just protecting her son. Let's wait until all of the facts come out before we jump to conclusions.

    Posted by: Gigi | Apr 16, 2014 10:41:50 AM


  14. @OY VEY -- TROLLroad is that way ------------->

    Posted by: Gigi | Apr 16, 2014 10:44:21 AM


  15. @northalabama You neglected to provide the evidence that the son was involved in an abusive relationship. The article clearly states there's absolutely no record of this 'abuse' and they couldn't find any documents to verify this. So how did the sheriff come to such a conclusion so quickly?

    In the comments section of the article a woman who's worked with the victim for 9 years (at a Pathology company) says the victim was not violent and that the mother went out there deliberately to kill the boyfriend. That directly contradicts the police department saying this was not premeditated.

    Now it's hard to say who's lying here, but it's very funny how quickly the sheriff not only believed this hearsay story about motives, quickly decides it's not a hate crime and also set a very low bond for someone who we know at least, shot someone in the back.

    For those reasons alone I think the skeptical and cynical response on here is entirely justified because it sounds like they're already trying to paint a sympathetic picture of this murderer.

    Posted by: m.r. | Apr 16, 2014 10:44:48 AM


  16. "...and the judge in the town's got blood stains on his hands."

    Posted by: Andy Wolloe | Apr 16, 2014 10:53:50 AM


  17. @m.r. - i understand your point, the motive provided by the prosecution may change several times before trial, and end up being a completely different story. police see domestic violence daily, probably more than any other crime, are well aware of the signs, and can objectively weigh the initial evidence based on experience.

    i'm not ready to dismiss the police simply by reading the online comments - if the co-worker has evidence, it should be reported to the police instead of posting online - it destroys the credibility.

    Posted by: northalabama | Apr 16, 2014 11:03:38 AM


  18. @M.R. Are you seriously saying that it's unheard-of that in small towns people sometimes know of abusive situations but don't do anything? How many tens of thousands of women have been roughed up by some guy and didn't report it, but all the neighbors (and even local cops) knew but didn't want to get involved? Also, I don't lend much credibility to some random coworker who says "oh they wouldn't hurt a fly!" We've all seen it before, and we all know it happens every single day. This seems to be a pretty rural setting, so it's very feasible that this is a possible scenario. Should she have killed the guy? Not at first glance. However, for all we know, the other possibility was her attending her son's funeral.

    @gigi, sorry if you were offended by me requesting that people not jump to stupid conclusions. I guess you were one of the ones going on with the waitress story about how the big mean world was wronging her, and didn't get the memo that she was just a stupid liar.

    Posted by: Oy Vey | Apr 16, 2014 11:25:07 AM


  19. I'm sure she is a church goer and she'll get lot's of support from her red-neck friends and probably the cops and friends. She belongs in Jail for the rest of her life!

    Posted by: jerry pritikin the Bleacher Preacher | Apr 16, 2014 11:26:03 AM


  20. There were children here. Both men were in their 30's.

    Posted by: anon | Apr 16, 2014 11:34:27 AM


  21. @OY VEY
    I suggest that you take your own advice on “sorry if you were offended by me requesting that people not jump to stupid conclusions”. And your, “Should she have killed the guy? Not at first glance. However, for all we know, the other possibility was her attending her son's funeral.”
    You got proof that her son’s funeral was imminent?
    The “stupid conclusion” is that there was domestic violence. At this point there is zero evidence of any abuse. The facts are that the mother was not in any danger and she murdered someone by shooting them in the back. The adult son was not being held captive by the murder victim, as evident that they were in a public area. At this point we do know that the mother and adult son could have both walked away leaving the victim behind.

    Posted by: Really | Apr 16, 2014 11:47:38 AM


  22. 10-1 that the mother goes scot-free.

    Posted by: IJelly | Apr 16, 2014 11:48:36 AM


  23. @OY Vey No, I'm seriously objecting to the police saying nothing to see here, it's just a case of a mother protecting her son from domesticate violence and saying that based on No Evidence. And while it's not unheard of for things not to be reporting, the police should not be the ones coming so quickly to that conclusion without having corroborating evidence to support it.

    The job of the police department is not to charge people based on the town gossip but go with the evidence presented.

    And in this case, no domestic violence was going on at the time of the murder. The son was sitting ihe car and apparently not in any immediate danger. The victim was physically turning away from the woman when he was shot so it wasn't self defense.

    And these are both adults over 30 years old. ANd according to other articles the two were at the truck stop because they were in the process of moving away together to another town. That brings to mind other motives for this killing.

    Posted by: m.r. | Apr 16, 2014 11:53:58 AM


  24. oh yeah, baby. They are gonna go light on this cracker momma. She is filled with hate most of it learned in..yup, church...I mean don't a lot of these Xtians love to say "Love the sinner, hate the sin"? Somewhere that pass given to Xtians gets very garbled and skewed...I mean, it really it is a STUPID-ASS adage, clearly designed to give the pass to the speaker. There is probably already a prayer circle started to ask God to forgive poor lil' Anita for her actions. I mean she can be forgiven, right? She should have clear sailing now. My opinion? Life in prison at the very least.
    She committed cold blooded murder. Pure and simple. No credible defense that any sane person can see, other than pure hate.

    Posted by: thom | Apr 16, 2014 11:56:48 AM


  25. If she was in Mississippi, she could use the religious liberty law as defense because I'm sure that god told her gays should die.

    Posted by: Chadd | Apr 16, 2014 12:39:27 PM


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