JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING DEATH OF HUSBAND SHOT BY WIFE
Patricia Hill, (left) and her husband, Frank Hill
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Major Lafayette Woods, Jr.
Operation Commander/Public Information Officer
JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING DEATH OF HUSBAND SHOT BY WIFE: Jefferson County, Arkansas - July 28, 2018 – a Jefferson County woman has been charged with murder after her husband was found dead.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Operations Commander, Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. advised that 69-year-old Patricia Hill has been arrested and charged with capital murder after her husband, 65-year-old Frank Hill was found dead.
A dispatcher from Jefferson County’s Metropolitan Emergency Communications Association (MEAC) received a 911 call from Patricia Hill, who stated that she had shot her husband.
Deputies responded to 3801 Donaldson Lane in Jefferson County and found Patricia Hill standing in the front yard. Hill was immediately detained until investigators arrived on the scene. Meanwhile, the body of Frank Hill was located by deputies and investigators on the floor inside a utility shed on the property. Frank Hill had suffered at least two gunshot wounds to the upper and lower body.
Paramedics from the Emergency Ambulance Services, Incorporated (EASI) were notified and arrived on scene; however, Frank Hill was pronounced dead a short time later as a result of his injuries.
“Patricia Hill was transported by our criminal investigators to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, where a custodial interview was conducted after investigators advised Mrs. Hill of her constitutional rights. Mrs. Hill waived her rights and agreed to speak with investigators,” Major Woods said.
“During the interview, Mrs. Hill admitted to investigators that she arrived home and at some point walked to the utility shed on the property to confront her husband. Mrs. Hill told investigators that there had never been any physical altercations between her and her husband. However, Mrs. Hill stated that she disagreed with her husband’s purchase of video pornography via the television guide, which she cancelled upon discovering the purchase but Mr. Hill managed to place a subsequent order. Mrs. Hill stated that she entered the shed and asked her husband to leave but he refused. Mrs. Hill admitted that she then returned inside the residence, where she armed herself with a .22 caliber pistol. She went back to the shed a short time later, where she entered and shot her husband twice, striking him once in the leg and once in the head. Immediately following the shooting, Mrs. Hill stated that she returned inside the residence, where she returned the weapon and called 911 to report the shooting.”
Patricia Hill is currently being held at the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center without bond on felony probable cause for capital murder in the shooting death of her husband. Hill will remain in custody pending the scheduling of her first court appearance.