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Police: Alabama Mom Killed Her Son’s Gay Boyfriend; Not Hate Crime

Posted on | April 17, 2014 | 23 Comments

She reportedly believed the boyfriend was abusive:

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.”

A case like this may attract national attention. Keep an eye on it.

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  • concern00

    An emotionally and physically abusive homosexual relationship. Sounds like a tautology to me.

  • concern00

    An emotionally and physically abusive homosexual relationship. Sounds like a tautology to me.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    She is apparently going with “he needed killin” defense. A well recognized defense to murder in in ancient English common law.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    She is apparently going with “he needed killin” defense. A well recognized defense to murder in in ancient English common law.

  • https://twitter.com/Mthomps016 M. Thompson

    Good to know that assholes and angels exist in all populations.

    And it gets recognized.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Thank God for Juries.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Thank God for Juries.

  • trangbang68

    I wonder if they found a pubic hair on the coke can a the truck stop.

  • Durasim

    The current press operates on the assumption that if any crime befalls a homosexual person, it must be a hate crime and the victim must be some sympathetic special snowflake.

    Similar crimes have occurred, but remarkably, some of the attention fizzled out when the victim turned out not to be a Rosa Parks candidate.

    There was a case in Alabama when a man severely beat his sister’s lesbian partner at the family Thanksgiving dinner. Of course the press started to ring the “hate crime” bell. Then the family said that the man attacked the lesbian partner because she had been giving his sister drugs and pimping her out. She didn’t exactly fulfill the role of the lesbian heroine who is supposed to “save” other women from heterosexual depredations.

    http://blog.al.com/live/2013/09/travis_hawkins_jr_convicted_of.html

  • Jeanette Victoria

    Used to work here in the South

  • Kirby McCain

    Used to?

  • Jeanette Victoria

    South has been invade by liberal do gooders needs killin is no longer a defense

  • RKae

    As it turns out, the Matthew Sheppard case wasn’t a hate crime either. Oh, well.

  • http://proteinwisdom.com darleenclick

    Sounds like classic domestic violence. Depressingly.

  • WarEagle82

    Just a normal, every day life in Tuscaloosa. But at least no historic oak trees were harmed in this little Tuscaloosa “love triangle.”

  • Paul H. Lemmen

    Depends where you live and your proximity to gun shops AND pig farms …

  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    Mrs Hill is charged with murder; if the jury convicts her of that, she’d wind up with a very long sentence, possibly life; what purpose would a hate crimes rider serve?

  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    The Shepard case is a great one: there was no hate crimes charge, but the killers were both convicted of first degree murder, and received life without parole sentences.

    And that’s the way it ought to be: charge and convict for the crime, not the thought behind it. The sentences for the crimes themselves ought to be sufficient.

  • Jeanette Victoria

    It only take me 5 mins to be in rural farmland!

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    You didn’t play “Brick Top” in Snatch did you?

  • cmdr358

    I thought it was Rooster Cogburn who established the precedent for this defense ;-)

  • cmdr358

    The hate crime riders mainly serve the politicians that sponsor them and the professional grievance industry.
    That’s it.

  • Paul H. Lemmen

    ;)