WOMAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING HER HUSBAND'S NEW GIRLFRIEND, FLEEING TO ANOTHER STATE

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Source: Shelby County Sheriff; MEGA

Mar. 2 2021, Updated 5:18 p.m. ET

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A love triangle gone wrong. 

Memphis police say a 36-year-old woman shot and killed her ex-husband’s girlfriend and now faces first-degree murder charges.

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Pamela Castle went to the home of her ex-husband, Derek Castle, and his live-in girlfriend, Shelby Campbell, 26, on Feb. 13 to confront her ex-husband’s girlfriend, according to a police affidavit and obtained by Fox13.

Campbell called authorities and said Pamela Castle was vandalizing their home, so the officers responded to the scene. As police were on their way, shots were fired at the residence. 

When officers arrived, they found the shooting victim unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound to her upper torso, according to media reports. Campbell was taken to the hospital, where she later died. 

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Derek Castle told police he and Campbell were upstairs when they heard banging on the door to their apartment, the affidavit stated. Campbell went downstairs to check on the door and that is when Derek Castle said he could hear his former wife of 17 years yelling and screaming expletives at Campbell. 

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Within minutes, Derek heard glass break and four gunshots, according to the report. When he came downstairs, he looked through the broken glass and saw his ex-wife driving away in a white Hyundai Accent. 

Investigators searched for Pamela Castle, but did not find her. However, a license plate reader in Cobb County, Georgia, spotted the vehicle. Pamela abandoned her vehicle and attempted to enter a business, but police tracked her down and arrested her.

At first, Pamela Castle refused to give police officers her name, eventually she told the officers who she was. Pamela Castle was charged with first-degree murder.

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