Coaling shooting victim's wife: "He's gone over nonsense"
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. —
Brittnie McCrory has been lost for words and confused since 7:00 p.m. Sunday night.
"That's my husband and I love him with all that I have. Our children, that's their dad," she told ABC 33/40 News Monday. "Now he's not here for them to look up to. He's not here for us to call. He's not here for us to talk to. He's gone over nonsense that had nothing to do with him."
Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide said David Mitchell of Moundville shot Christopher McCrory in his front yard in Coaling Sunday evening. Mitchell, wanted for murder, turned himself in to deputies Monday morning.
"I personally believe the guy came there intentionally to start something or to hurt the other person that was there. My husband being the man he is... he stood up for his property and his kids were there. He stood up for what he thought was right," Brittnie McCrory explained.
Investigators consider it a family dispute. Deputies said David Mitchell's son is the ex-boyfriend of Christopher McCrory's niece. The niece was living at McCrory's home.
"They were messaging each other on Facebook messenger then the argument escalated and threats were made," said Captain Gary Hood with Metro Homicide.
Mitchell was already on probation for another charge and was booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $150,000 bond.
"He should be made to pay for what he did as far as taking another person's life. My husband did nothing wrong," Brittnie McCrory added.