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Jury finds Tracey Grissom guilty of ex-husband's murder

Tracey Grissom in court on Thursday. Source: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC Tracey Grissom in court on Thursday. Source: Kelvin Reynolds/WBRC
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

A jury found Tracey Grissom guilty of her ex-husband's murder after deliberating for about an hour and a half on Thursday.

Grissom is accused of fatally shooting her ex-husband Hunter Grissom in 2012 a boat landing in Tuscaloosa County.

Tracey Grissom testified she was on her way to a job interview when she saw her ex-husband's boat at the Binion Creek boat landing.

She told investigators she had pulled her car by Hunter Grissom's boat to take a picture of him for a pending civil case.

In an video interview shown in court, Grissom told investigators that Hunter "looked at her mean and flipped her off" as he walked towards her.

Grissom claimed she felt threatened and fired a gun at Hunter Grissom until it was empty.

She pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Her attorneys said she suffered from post traumatic stress disorder from a violent marriage to Hunter.

While she was under cross-examination on the stand, Grissom admitted that her ex-husband never abused her while they dated or were married.

At the time of his death, Hunter Grissom was facing rape charges for allegedly assaulting her after they were divorced.

On Thursday, the judge told jurors that their verdict should not be based on sympathy, prejudice or emotions, but just the law.

The jury handed down the guilty verdict a little before 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

The prosecution is asking that Grissom not be granted bond. They want her remanded to the Tuscaloosa County Jail.

However, the judge in the case ruled Grissom can remain free on bond from the original murder charge.

Grissom will be senteneced on September 2. She could receive 10 years to life in prison.

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