An Alabama police officer was angry about a relationship her common-law husband, another police officer, was having with another woman. She tracked them down in an SUV and gunned down the mistress.
Now, Alfreda Fluker, 42, will be spending the rest of her life in prison. According to AL.com, Fluker was convicted of capital murder in connection to the shooting death of Kanisha Nicole Fuller and attempted murder of Mario Theodore White, her police partner and common-law husband.
“Nobody is above the law,’' said Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr following the verdict, according to AL.com. “Today justice was served, and we hope that the family of Kanisha Fuller can find peace and live on in her memory.”
A jury of three women and nine men found Fluker guilty of both crimes in November. According to AL.com, Fluker will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in February 2023.
“We are happy with the verdict, we are happy for the family of Kanisha Fuller,’’ Will McComb, one of the prosecutors, said. “I think the jury made the right call on a very, very difficult case.”
According to AL.com, the prosecution and defense differed on the motive of the shooting, which took place inside an unmarked police SUV. The jury was considering charges of capital murder, murder and heat of passion manslaughter. It turns out, they must have trusted the prosecution's story of what happened more than the defense's.
Prosecutors argued that Fluker was “intentional, cold, calculated and exact” when she found Fuller and White together in White's city vehicle in a Birmingham park and emptied her service weapon on the SUV.
- Police officer wanted to end his extramarital affair, so he killed his mistress. Now, he'll live as a prison inmate.
- A pregnant woman expressed a desire to leave her boyfriend. Before she had the chance, she was shot dead.
- A brawl errrupted into gunfire with 80 shots. The end result was a pregnant woman and her unborn child dead.
However, defense attorneys argued that Fluker became angry when she found Fuller and White having sex in the SUV and she fired in the heat of passion and wasn't trying to hurt or kill anyone. The shooting took place at approximately 11:50 p.m. April 10, 2020.
Fuller, 43, a mother of a teen son, died at UAB Hospital shortly after the shooting, but White was not injured. He did, however, resign from the department later.
“It’s just a tragic, tragic thing,’’ Erskine Mathis, who represented Fluker, said, according to AL.com. “Nobody wins in a situation like this.” Mathis said Fluker will appeal the outcome.
AL.com reported that Fluker has been in the Jefferson County Jail without bond since being arrested April 11, 2020. She was immediately fired from the police department following the incident.
Fluker, who testified during the trial, said when she caught them having sex in the SUV she worked out of everyday she "just started recklessly firing," according to AL.com. She said during trial that she didn't intend to kill anyone and that she wanted White to "respect me."
According to AL.com, police testified that Fuller was shot in the leg, arm and head, a wound that was said to have caused devastating injury to the brain.
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