Shernita Stubbs Thomas, 28, was arrested last year after she shot her husband – Mario Moore – multiple times during a day of arguing at the couple’s Queenstown Avenue home. This week, Jefferson County Circuit Judge Clyde Jones dismissed the felony charge against her after a pretrial hearing on immunity from prosecution.
If a case shows the utmost importance of Immunity from Prosecution in a Pre Trial hearing, this is it:
On April 6, 2016 the couple got into an argument. “He strangled me that day because he didn’t receive his social security check at the house, which had actually been direct deposited,” Thomas said.
He left the house, and Thomas called police and reported what happened. Court records indicate the 911 calls made by Thomas during the domestic violence incident in the hours before the shooting, photographs taken by police of Thomas’s injuries and messages saved by investigators from Thomas’s phone of “Mr. Moore threatening to set her and her car on fire after he had strangled Ms. Thomas,” were among the items later requested by her attorney.
Moore returned to their home a short time later. “When he came back in the house, I was scared for my life,” she said.
That’s when the shooting happened. “It was scary,” she said. “I’d never been in a situation where I had to use a deadly weapon.
This is no a question of He-Said-She-Said but one which the cops had already responded to and had enough documentation to arrest and indict Mr. Moore for Attempted Murder. Why was Ms. Stubbs arrested and charged?
I am gonna quote reader Miles as I find his version very plausible: