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According to investigators, 39-year-old Jeremy Hardin walked up and shot Jody Marie Watson, 38, from behind, telling police that he was just tired of arguing with her.
Dispatchers received Hardin’s 911 call at approximately the same time they received a second 911 call from a neighbor who said Watson’s two children had come to their house and said their mother had been shot.
Chief Deputy Randy Christian said the small children witnessed the shooting but were not injured. Watson also had an older son, but he was at school when the incident occurred.
According to detectives, Hardin said that he and Watson had a history of fighting and that he wanted it to stop. Police report that they received three prior reports of domestic violence at the home — the most recent call taking place on March 9.
Officers were dispatched for the March call, but Watson refused to press charges.
She probably didn't press charges because she desperately wanted the relationship to work out despite the fact that he was assaulting her.
And what does she get for giving him another chance? She gets murdered in front of her children.
And once again I have every confidence that this man convinced himself and his girlfriend that the gun was there to protect them.
But it so rarely seems to work out that way.