Crime

Police: Woman Shot Husband While He Was With Mistress (Photo)

| by Michael Doherty
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A Texas woman has been charged with murder after police say she shot her husband while he was with a mistress.

Debra Davis of Houston is reported to have spotted her husband, Rodney Johnson, with another woman while driving on Aug. 1, the Daily Mail reports. Davis then allegedly asked the pair what they were doing and then fired a gun at Johnson's groin.

Johnson later died from the injuries. Davis reportedly fled before police arrived, but later turned herself in.

Johnson's brother said the father of one was funny and loved to spend time with his family. He had one adult son, reports KPRC.

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Neighbor Ronald Young said the pair had always seemed like a regular couple.

"If they need something, I get it from them, they can get whatever from me," said Young. "They're great people. That's all I know. I'm just shocked."

"My heart is racing right now," he added. "I just can't believe it. I don't know what could've happened for that to happen."

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In 2002, another Houston-area woman was arrested for running over her cheating husband with a car.

"It was an accident," Clara Harris said of the incident that left her husband dead.

Clara ran over her husband, David Harris, after learning that he had been cheating on her. She had suspected the affair, but a private investigator reportedly confirmed it before her husband's death.

David's 16-year-old daughter from a previous marriage was in the car at the time and watched her father die.

The Friendswood couple had two other children who were put into their grandparents' custody.

Clara was found guilty of first-degree murder, and in 2003 was sentenced to 20 years in prison along with a $10,000 fine, according to CNN.

During her trial, the jury found that Clara had acted in "sudden passion," which could have reduced her sentence to probation. But the jurors recommended Clara be fined and sentenced to prison time at the maximum of the guidelines for the special circumstances.

Prosecutor Mia Magness argued that Clara's two sons would be provided for, rejecting the defense's argument that Clara was "the last parent they have on Earth."

"Well, she ought not to be given credit for making herself a single parent," said Magness. She also brought up David's teenage daughter, Lindsey, who had attempted to take her own life multiple times after the incident.

"Your verdict will in part tell her what she went through was worth it," Magness argued, adding it was "almost offensive" to say that Clara had also suffered from the incident.

"What about the brutality and violence of his death," said Magness, adding that David "[died] on the pavement... drowning in his own blood while his daughter was watching."

Sources: Daily Mail, KPRC (2), CNN / Featured Image: Jacob Munk-Stander/Flickr / Embedded Images: Houston Police Department via Daily Mail, KTRK via Daily Mail

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