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Tracey Grissom 'shot ex-husband dead after he made an obscene gesture at her'
gadailynews.com ^ | May 16, 2012 | Lena Sullivan

Posted on 05/29/2012 10:02:13 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

A woman shot and killed her husband because he made an obscene gesture at her, according to police.

Tracey Grissom, 30, from Northport, Alabama, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of her husband Hunter Daniel Grissom, 28.

Sheriff Ted Sexton says the couple had a history of domestic violence.

According to the arrest warrant, Grissom was driving to work when she saw her ex-husband at a boat landing.

She stopped to take a photo of him for litigation related to their divorce.

Sheriff Sexton says several witnesses watched as the man made an obscene gesture and the woman opened fire around 8am yesterday morning.

Authorities say the woman called 911 after using all her ammunition and told them she shot her ex-husband.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: alabama; hunterdanielgrissom; northport; tedsexton; traceygrissom
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1 posted on 05/29/2012 10:02:19 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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2 posted on 05/29/2012 10:04:56 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
after using all her ammunition

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say there was a lot of bad blood in this breakup.

3 posted on 05/29/2012 10:05:45 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Whein doubt, empty the magazine .”


4 posted on 05/29/2012 10:06:38 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Crazy eyes or not guilty, this ought to be an interesting thread.


5 posted on 05/29/2012 10:07:31 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: packrat35

obviously of the ‘he ain’t dead til I run out of bullets’ school


6 posted on 05/29/2012 10:07:47 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: packrat35
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.

Yeah, I'd say there's some bad blood.

7 posted on 05/29/2012 10:07:58 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: Ezekiel
If the charges against HIM were true, then the Texas defense applies.

Not guilty.

8 posted on 05/29/2012 10:09:30 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Not guilty


9 posted on 05/29/2012 10:09:51 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Ezekiel
Crazy eyes or not guilty, this ought to be an interesting thread.

I didn't think she had crazy eyes, more like I've just had too much pain eyes.

10 posted on 05/29/2012 10:13:19 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: Berlin_Freeper

An obscene gesture to my wife is asking her to get me a beer from the fridge. “Wadda I look like, your waitress? Get your own damn beer!”


11 posted on 05/29/2012 10:13:19 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I was kind of bemused by this article until I read the whole thing.

Sweet.Baby.Cthulhu.

If things were as she represented then he needed shooting.

If not then no wonder he shot her the finger.

12 posted on 05/29/2012 10:14:34 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Migrating elephant herds react badly to flaming motor homes and dry ice doesn't repel killer bees)
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To: Ezekiel
Crazy eyes or not guilty, this ought to be an interesting thread.

She can't be "not guilty" because she admitted that she shot her ex-husband.

13 posted on 05/29/2012 10:16:08 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Berlin_Freeper.
Sheriff Ted Sexton says the couple had a history of domestic violence.
I never would have guessed.
According to the arrest warrant, Grissom was driving to work when she saw her ex-husband at a boat landing. She stopped to take a photo of him for litigation related to their divorce.

14 posted on 05/29/2012 10:18:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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She doesn’t have crazy eyes.


15 posted on 05/29/2012 10:25:37 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
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. According to WSFA.com, 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.

She 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.

Looks as though Tracey did the world a favor . Dudes like this RARELY if ever change. Very sad.

16 posted on 05/29/2012 10:25:37 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: packrat35

Or she might not have wanted to leave old ammo lying around


17 posted on 05/29/2012 10:25:47 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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Tracey Grissom

Tracey Grissom

18 posted on 05/29/2012 10:27:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: krb

She looks sad but calm. She has a four year old child with this vile man she killed. (see my previous post for what he did to her (his wife at the time and the mother then of his two year old daughter.)


19 posted on 05/29/2012 10:28:29 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Speaking as a Minnesotan, there's just something *wrong* about ANY town in Alabama having the word "North" in its name.

Cheers!

20 posted on 05/29/2012 10:29:08 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: woofie

yeah Probably wanted to buy bulk.


21 posted on 05/29/2012 10:30:21 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The most obscene jesture i could ever imagine making to a women is “will you marry me”,the thought she might say yes scares the hell out of me.:)


22 posted on 05/29/2012 10:32:41 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Train your dog to do it. If you don’t have a dog that can do it, it is worth you while to get that can and train it to fetch beer out of the refer.

Most likely that will upset your wife - having a dog sniffing in the refer - and she will insist on getting your beer herself.

Uh, just a suggestion.


23 posted on 05/29/2012 10:34:15 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: SunkenCiv

Might as well just cut your hair into a spiky lesbian buzzcut and put on 120 pounds, missy. Have a swell time in prison.


24 posted on 05/29/2012 10:49:20 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: sockmonkey
"I didn't think she had crazy eyes, more like 'I've just had too much pain' eyes."

Agreed. Pretty young woman with the 'thousand yard stare', just hurts the heart.

25 posted on 05/29/2012 10:54:11 PM PDT by IYellAtMyTV (Je t'aime, faire du bruit comme le cochon.)
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To: GOP Poet
Looks as though Tracey did the world a favor . Dudes like this RARELY if ever change.

Yeah, when they were dating Hunter was just the sweetest guy. Poor Tracey had no idea what she was getting into. No idea!

26 posted on 05/29/2012 10:57:30 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Berlin_Freeper

So she’s available then...


27 posted on 05/29/2012 10:57:47 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: sockmonkey

I agree. She looks SO sad.


28 posted on 05/29/2012 11:17:15 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
That just reminded of an old joke that ends with the punchline, "Do I look like Betty Crocker?"

Alas, I can't tell it here.

29 posted on 05/29/2012 11:23:53 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: sockmonkey

Those are sad eyes. Very sad. Crazy doesn’t even compute.


30 posted on 05/29/2012 11:26:26 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Politicalmom
Yep.. That locks it down. No marriage, no sex, ever...

Celibate can be a good thing. A sane kind of non-gun-shooting thing.

Alone is good. And fairly safe. In cases where N<>0.

/johnny

31 posted on 05/29/2012 11:27:40 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: krb

No opinion offered... just remarking about the usual track these threads go. Looks like this story is too ugly even for the typical wise cracks.


32 posted on 05/29/2012 11:36:43 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: dead
So she’s available then...


33 posted on 05/29/2012 11:39:57 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: GOP Poet

She married him. What does that say about her?


34 posted on 05/29/2012 11:41:21 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: occamrzr06

So you don’t think evil is capable of hiding itself?

My ex-husband had everyone fooled. My pastor, my church, and me.


35 posted on 05/29/2012 11:50:35 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

She didn’t hit the boat did she? BTW...NOT Guilty!


36 posted on 05/29/2012 11:53:09 PM PDT by Safetgiver
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Hunter Grissom was charged Tuesday, November 23, 2010, with first-degree rape, sodomy and unlawful imprisonment.

He spent less than a day in jail and was released on $71,000 bail.

There seem to be no further updates on this charge.

Hunter Grissom has also been previously charged with second-degree marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and other charges.

Tracey Grissom's bail was $60,000.

Maybe Tracey was just trying to shoot off his finger.

Rape

37 posted on 05/29/2012 11:57:51 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Reason #1 inmates at the insane asylum cannot be allowed to marry each other.


38 posted on 05/30/2012 12:01:06 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Berlin_Freeper

If he was a brute with his wife, she solved the problem.

The eyes tell a story.


39 posted on 05/30/2012 12:06:48 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I was going to make a humorous comment, but after reading the whole story, I think the bastard got what he deserved.

I can very easily see how a woman who has been subjected to that kind of treatment might decide that a leering grin and an obscene gesture were the collective last straw.


40 posted on 05/30/2012 12:10:07 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Ezekiel

I was about to say crazy eyes, but a closer look makes it seem like they are simply the eyes of a woman who has been broken. I am not defending her - and shooting someone for an ‘obscene gesture’ (whatever that is) is wrong. Focusing solely on her eyes, those seem like sad eyes rather than crazy eyes. The crazy eye look shouts out loud. :)


41 posted on 05/30/2012 12:11:47 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Isabel C.

Not guilty by reason of temporary insanity. She walks.


42 posted on 05/30/2012 12:15:39 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Politicalmom

Probably not near as sad as their little daughter. No Mom for a long while, and a worthless daddy in the ground.
Court records show the couple have a four-year-old daughter together. We can only hope there is a Grand Mama ready to step right up, and take care of her.


43 posted on 05/30/2012 12:20:40 AM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: krb

I agree, she doesn’t have crazy eyes, he does.


44 posted on 05/30/2012 12:20:56 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Lurker

Innocent !.....:o)

Girl squirreled goes nuts.... Film at 11 !

Stay safe .


45 posted on 05/30/2012 12:31:59 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Just a little speculation here, but Hunter had a record, and Tracey did not. She had a legal CCW gun, those permits are not issued to persons accused of perpetrating domestic violence. Therefore, the domestic violence was one sided, Tracey being the victim.

It is doubtful that Tracey is physically superior to Hunter in unarmed combat, and likely smart enough to know what would happen if he caught her off guard.

46 posted on 05/30/2012 12:36:39 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Well, she avoided the divorce and the litigation, plus she will have free rent for awhile.


47 posted on 05/30/2012 12:42:47 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Ken H

But the brother fixed honey do’s ......:o)


48 posted on 05/30/2012 12:45:09 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

heh heh.


49 posted on 05/30/2012 12:58:55 AM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Ronin

More accurately, he got what he deserved IF he did what she says he did.

That the rape, assault, etc. occurred is not a fact. It is a claim by the wife.

That the cops gave it enough credence to file charges is a point in its favor for being true, but only a point.

Such charges are VERY common in bitter divorces.

A good friend of mine had the nuclear option, child molestation, used against him in his divorce. I don’t believe for a moment that it was true, but the mere fact of the accusation just devastated him.

Another friend was physically attacked by his wife during their divorce, trying to provoke him into hitting back. She wanted to be able to claim he was violent.


50 posted on 05/30/2012 1:54:12 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (,)
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