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'You Shot Me, You’re Going To Jail': Woman Accused Of Killing Man After Argument In Home

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Source: Carter County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Dec. 10 2022, Published 1:01 p.m. ET

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A woman shot a man to death after getting into an argument as she asked him to move from in front of the kitchen stove, police said.

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This month, police in Elizabethton, Tennessee, arrested Cynthia Ellis in connection to the killing of 58-year-old Andrew Gilbertson, according to WJHL.

Recently released police records helped shed light on the alleged murder.

Ellis told police that on Dec. 4, she left their home at 6:30 a.m. and returned at 8 a.m. to make breakfast, according to the report. Gilbertson was at the stove when Ellis asked him to move. That started an argument.

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Ellis said she went to the bedroom to get a gun and cell phone, and Gilbertson followed.


She said she drew the gun and pointed it at the floor when Gilbertson blocked the door, according to WJHL. Ellis said that Gilbertson asked if she was going to shoot him.

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Gilbertson then reached for her arm and Ellis shot, the suspect told police. Gilbertson then said, “You shot me, you’re going to jail.”

When Gilbertson raised his arm, she shot him again. She followed him and shot him a third time as he turned toward her, according to WJHL.

Ellis called 911 and police responded to the scene. Gilbertson was taken to the hospital but died along the way.

Police charged Ellis with first-degree murder.


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