A Washington mother of two is accused of shooting her best friend dead after catching her in bed with her fiance.
Amy Brown, 36, was celebrating her birthday with her fiance, Brandon Fayard, and her best friend, 35-year-old Amanda Hill, in a camper at their house, reports the Tri-City Herald.
They reportedly had drinks while Brown's children played video games at home when Fayard left to go to sleep after midnight.
At that point, Hill told Brown she needed to use the restroom.
When twenty minutes passed and she still had not come back in, Brown went into the house and found Hill in bed with her fiance.
Brown reportedly yelled at them before going out onto the back porch to smoke.
She alleges Hill pushed her from behind, straddled her, grabbed her face, pushed it down, and attempt to put her hands around her throat.
Although she didn't fear for her life, Brown says she was able to free herself and ran to grab her gun, shooting Hill in the torso twice.
"[Brown] said she knew she didn't have to shoot her, but she did and she is sorry," Detective Scott Runge wrote in a probable cause affidavit.
After shooting her, Brown says she tried to help Hill by applying pressure to the wounds and yelling at Fayard to call 911.
Hill, the mother of a 13-year-old boy, died at the scene.
Brown is now being held on suspicion of second-degree murder or first-degree manslaughter. Her bail was set at $100,000.
"We're all a bit shocked right now," Hill's aunt, Pamela Grant, said. "We would just like justice. We're praying for [Brown's] family, as well."
News of the crime sparked debate on social media. Some sympathized with Brown.
"Temporary insanity," wrote one person in the Daily Mail's comments section. "I would not convict her."
"Don't condone whatsoever," wrote a second. "But the 2 people closest to her betrayed her. That can make a sane person lose it."
"Geez, she found them in bed together at her own birthday party," added another. "That's really low of them. I don't condone what she did but I get it."
Others even blamed the gun.
"If she didn't have a gun, she would be at home and her friend would still be alive," wrote one. "People do stupid things, give them a gun and stupid turns deadly."
However, others were less than compassionate toward Brown.
"Guilty," said one. "You can't shoot to kill without immediate fear of harm or death, or in the protection of another in immediate danger. And she actually went and got the gun, before coming back and murdering the other girl. Guilty."