A 30-year-old woman has been charged with her ex-husband's murder after investigators say she shot him to death at the Binion Creek Boat Landing on Lake Tuscaloosa.
Tracey Grissom is charged with murder in the death of Hunter Daniel Grissom, age 27. Deputies with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office responded to the boat landing at approximately 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 15 after Tracey Grissom called 911 to report that she had just shot her ex-husband.
Hunter Grissom was previously charged with first degree rape, first degree sodomy, unlawful imprisonment and other drug-related charges, Sergeant Andy Norris with the Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office said. Tracey Grissom was the alleged victim in the rape and sodomy charges, according to Tuscaloosa County District Attorney Tommy Smith.
Norris says the first deputy on scene took Tracey Grissom into custody. Other officials secured the scene and the firearm, and found Hunter Grissom face down in the parking lot next to his vehicle. Paramedics declared Hunter Grissom dead at the scene.
Investigators took Grissom into the Tuscaloosa Homicide Officer for questioning. In her interview, she told deputies she was on her way to work this morning when she saw he ex-husband at the boat landing. She said she pulled into the parking lot to take a photo for a pending civil case and her ex-husband saw her sitting in her car, Norris said.
Tracey told investigators that Hunter Grissom gave her "a mean look and an obscene gesture." She said she left her car and began firing at her ex-husband until the clip was emptied, then called 911.
Tracey Grissom was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail at approximately 1:15 p.m. Tuesday on a charge of murder. Her bond has been set at $60,000.
Court documents detail the criminal charges against Tracey Grissom's ex-husband Hunter. Tracey Grissom told police she was raped and sodomized by Hunter Grissom in November 2010. She reported that he bound her legs with his belt, dragged her from their closet into their master bedroom and sexually assaulted her. Tracey told police she was then knocked unconscious on the floor of their bathroom and didn't wake up until the next morning.
The court documents reveal that Tracey's 11-year-old son witnessed the couple arguing and said he heard someone running and falling. Tracey went to the hospital for treatment following the alleged attack, and paperwork shows she had a gash on her head, bruises, bind marks on her feet and writing on her arm.
Tracey and Hunter Grissom had a four-year-old daughter together.
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