Charlene Hill is accused of shooting her husband Danny Hill in the late hours of November 14, 2006. The prosecution alleges that her motive for murder was money, having over $1 million after the sale of their business in a joint account. Hill shot him and then called 911 in an effort to save him but he died 4 hours later. Hill and her defense claim that she is a longtime victim of spousal abuse (over 30 years) and that she only acted in self defense. She did testify in her own defense and it was teary and very moving. She said that she did shoot him but it was only acting in fear that he was going to kill her as well.If convicted she can face up to life in prison.
Verdict: The jury came back on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2009 and they were hung at 11-1 for a conviction. The judge declared a mistrial shortly after.
I will keep this updated when they start the retrial.