Sunday school teacher shoots husband for watching hardcore porn in his shed after warning him to stop the habit

The couple had been married for around 17 years and she kept finding pornography stashed and hidden. Her husband would often watch porn in his shed and Patricia who taught at Sunday School, 'felt like the devil was in the shed'.


                            Sunday school teacher shoots husband for watching hardcore porn in his shed after warning him to stop the habit

Patricia Hill and her husband Frank were the perfect examples of how opposites attract. Throughout the couple's marriage, Patricia had caught her husband watching and also looking at porn many times and she did not approve of it at all. 

The Arkansas nurse and Sunday School teacher was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Tuesday for murdering her husband after she found that he had paid for porn. 69-year-old Patricia shot and killed her husband 65-year-old Frank in a shed which was outside their home in Pine Bluff last July after the couple got into a heated argument about his porn use. 

According to Patricia's attorney William O' James Jr. who spoke to NBC News, the couple had been married for around 17 years and she "kept finding pornography stashed and hidden." Even before they were wed, she had warned him about ending his obsession with porn and after confronting him about it she thought once they were wed it would all stop.

The porn magazines she kept finding at home really irritated her because she was scared her grandchildren would get their hands on them.  She described the x-rated material as ‘adultery with picture'. Frank couldn't find anything wrong with his habit but promised to stop each time he was confronted, he, however, continued to do it and as a result, the couple drifted apart.

James revealed that Frank would often watch porn in his shed which he had described as "his man cave". Patricia who was a very religious woman and taught at Sunday School, "felt like the devil was in that shed," James shared. 

In 2018, Patricia filed for divorce but then withdrew her papers as Frank begged her for another chance. Two months after this, Patricia discovered that Frank had bought a pornography channel on their television and she decided to confront him. James said that Patricia did not mean to kill Frank and had first shot him in the leg and then fired a "warning shot" which hit him in the head. 

James shared, "She said she doesn't really remember getting the gun." After shooting him, Patricia had immediately called the authorities and on the 911 call had said, "I need police and ambulance, my husband’s been shot." The dispatcher then asked, "Who shot him, ma’am?" to which she responded saying, "I did." She was initially charged with capital murder but was found guilty of second-degree murder. 

A psychologist testified that Patricia was suffering from acute dissociative reaction to a stressful event which made her incapable of knowing right from wrong. "Her mind was empty. There was nothing going through it – she was overwhelmed," the psychologist said. However, the prosecution said that she was totally conscious of her actions and had also admitted it. 

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