Formal charges have been filed against a Jefferson County woman accused of shooting her husband to death July 28 over pornographic movies that he had ordered on Dish Network.
Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter charged Patricia Ann Hill, 69, with capital murder in the death of Frank Hill, 65, who was shot twice and taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Frank Hill was found inside a shed behind the couple’s house at 3108 Donaldson Lane in Hardin after Patricia Hill had called 911 to say that she shot her husband.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Investigator Johnathan Powell said in a probable cause affidavit that was presented in court on July 30 that when Patricia Hill was interviewed, she said that her husband had ordered a pornographic channel from Dish Network, and after she canceled the channel, told her husband that if he did it again, he would have to leave.
She said when she got the Dish Network bill on July 28, she saw that the pornographic channel had been re-added, and she went to her husband’s “man cave” to confront him, telling him to take his televisions and leave.
She said he refused to leave, and she kicked over a table that was holding Frank Hill’s beer and other items, then went into the house where she retrieved a .22-caliber pistol. She said she went back to the shed where Frank Hill was kneeling down to pick up the things that had been on the table and she fired the gun, hitting him in the leg. She said she fired again but did not know where the bullet struck her husband, then went back to the house and called 911.
After obtaining a search warrant, deputies recovered a .22-caliber pistol and an opened Dish Network bill. A spent .22-caliber shell casing was recovered from the shed.
Patricia Hill will remain in the adult detention center without bond on the capital murder allegation, but an attorney who was with her during her initial probable cause hearing on July 30 said he would be filing a motion to have a bond set.
The case was assigned to First Division Circuit Judge Alex Guynn.