Skip to comments.Woman shoots, kills abusive husband 11 minutes after he’s released from jail
Posted on 07/17/2013 9:49:50 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
Last Saturday ended in tragedy for one Athens, Tennessee, family when a woman shot her husband in self-defense. However today the nightmare continues for her, as the mans family questions whether the shooting was justified.
Earlier in the day last Saturday, the Athens Police Department was contacted about Robert Vann Marshall, 34, who was allegedly irate, suicidal and homicidal. He was armed and threatening to kill his wife and children according to the person who made the report.
When police responded to the call, they found Marshall at a local hotel. He had a handgun and several bottles of prescription narcotics. He was arrested on firearms and drug charges, but as he was being booked into jail officers discovered that Marshalls wife had filed an order of protection against him, but it had not yet been served.
Marshall was held for several hours and during that time officers obtained the restraining order and gave a copy to him. They explained to him what the order meant, that he was not to contact his wife or go near her or the residence they previously shared, and that if he did he would go back to jail. Marshall was asked if he understood, to which he replied that he did.
Marshall posted bond and was released from jail at 1:27 p.m.
Eleven minutes later, at 1:38 p.m., a 911 call was received from Marshalls wife because he was attempting to get in the home where she was located with their children. She stayed on the phone with the 911 dispatcher and barricaded herself and the children in the back bedroom of the home.
Before officers could get to the home, however, Marshall had kicked in the front door and made his way to the back bedroom. While still on the phone with the dispatcher, the woman shot and killed Marshall.
When officers arrived at the home, they found Marshall on the floor of the back bedroom, deceased from a single gunshot wound to the chest. Detectives processed the scene and no charges were filed against the woman, as it appeared she shot Marshall in self-defense.
However, Marshalls family questions the womans actions, claiming that the shooting was not justified. Joshua Daniels, Marshalls brother, told reporters, I feel that it should be investigated. Robbie isnt the kind of man that would go over there and attack someone like that, especially not his kids. Thats what bothers me the most.
The woman shot her husband after he kicked the door in, but his family questions whether the shooting was actually self-defense. Reporters attempted to contact Marshalls wife, but it was communicated that she was too emotional to go on camera. She did tell them that she had filed the restraining order against him because he had been hitting her and accusing her of cheating on him.
Despite any doubts, upon the initial investigation, authorities determined that it was a straightforward case of self-defense.
Its a case where domestic violence unfortunately resulted in a loss of life, McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy said. Its just a piece of paper. Its just a court order, and not everyone will abide by it, and many times they dont. But its rare, at least in our county, that we see a violent end like this to a situation like that, he said.
Guy explained that a protective order doesnt convict someone for domestic abuse. And added that it simply separates the two parties until they can go before a judge. Guy also recommended that any time a situation becomes abusive that the victim starts the process the very first time the abuse happens.
Restraining orders are a joke...usually filed by people who are to weak and cowardly to stand up to bullies and defend themselves. Or in my case, to try and shut me up and intimidate me to not expose a screwed up minister.
It’s not Florida, so Angela Corey won’t come after her.
They also buttress the facts when self-defense becomes necessary in such a case.
Doesn’t matter..they are an abuse of the court system often and mean zero to a very angry person. There was just a case locally where the man went and murdered his ex in spite of a restraining order. All they tend to do is inflame anger even more. Stupid. A noble person has no need for a restraining order at all. And the restraining order also often takes away the person’s 2nd amendment rights right away , even before any hearing before a judge. Very very unconstitutional, especially when people can and do often lie about others.
I think we have a winner!
I am from Jacksonville, Florida, let me say: Angela Corey does not represent the real and honest people of Florida.....she needs to be disbarred.
Back to the case at hand, looks like a case of self defense to me...hope the story does not change later on....never know with DV cases....
Oh, good grief. Frightened women are seldom concerned with being noble.
Did she make every attempt to flee, or blow a ‘help’ whistle??
‘Gun safety’ laws could have prevented this, and repealing ‘stand your ground’ too.
Scared folks with guns shoot quicker
*....it happens i hear
Frightened women? Come on now...we need to take responsibility for our own safety and any women that dos not carry a small pistol is asking for trouble in a world full of evil! Come on now!
We have been trained and schooled to be good little workers and victims and I am tired of it. Fhu.com has the path to becoming brave..in case you are interested.
Eric Holder would have had her lay down and take it.
Pray for America to Wake Up
Robert Vann Marshall
Maybe if his family had stopped making excuses for him it wouldn’t have gotten this far...It was probably not his first rodeo.
While Marshall was detained, police discovered that there was a standing restraining order against him, which had been filed by his wife, WBIR reports. Marshall was subsequently arrested on firearms and drug charges and taken to the McMinn County Justice Center.
Gun control you can believe in.
this is true , but, in this case , while the RO didn’t restrain squat, it did provide a solid backdrop for an obvious self defense homocide.
Hear in TN., had the order not been on file , she might have had to waste 30 minutes of valuable time, explaining her actions.
While I am terribly sorry the man was shot and killed, I am gratified that the woman had the means and will to protect herself and her children.
Generally, men that are being railroaded by an RO , usually don’t violate them because they know they are not guilty. The reason they are not guilty is because they generally do not break the law and are too smart to start on account of an RO.
Yes, but the way restraining orders are set up is awfully illegal. I had a crazy minister ( Jesse Lee Peterson), file two on me for some simple emails of normal disagreements. Never once a threat or anything close to that. So before I had the hearing with the judge...guess what? I was ordered to either sell or turn in all of my firearms, rendering me unable to defend my life in the interim if needed. Now that is what we have come to in America? Wow...btw, the judge saw that I had indeed never threatened nor was I angry at the “good reverend”. He had proved nothing in court...but the judge still slapped a 6 months no contact order...even though he completely agreed that no stalking or threats had occurred. Evil.