Arkansas woman admits to killing husband after he purchased pornography

Porn is known to cause problems in marriages, but it’s less often that it becomes a fatal issue.

An Arkansas woman confessed to killing her husband — and his pornography use is believed to be a motive for the crime.

69-year-old Patricia Hill was taken into custody and charged with capital murder Saturday after she told police she shot her husband dead, allegedly over a disagreement about porn.

Disagreement over porn

Hill dialed 911 around 3 p.m. Saturday and told police that she had just shot her husband, 65-year-old Frank Hill, dead. Police responding to the scene found the woman in the yard and put her in custody.

Mr. Hill was found with two bullet wounds to the upper and lower body, inside a shed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Maj. Lafayette Woods Jr. of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said that Mrs. Hill did not invoke her rights and spoke candidly to investigators. According to Hill, the situation escalated quickly; there were no previous incidents of physical violence in their marriage.

However, they did argue over porn videos the late husband bought. That disagreement apparently would prove deadly.

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“However, Mrs. Hill stated that she disagreed with her husband’s purchase of video pornography via the television guide, which she canceled upon discovering the purchase, but Mr. Hill managed to place a subsequent order,” Maj. Lafayette Woods, Jr. said. “Mrs. Hill stated that she entered the shed and asked her husband to leave but he refused.”


Mr. Hill was apparently in the shed when his wife came home and confronted him. She asked him to leave the shed, but he would not. That’s when she went back to the house, retrieved a .22 caliber handgun and came back to shoot him.

Then she went back inside the house, stowed the gun away and called the police to tell what she had done.

“Mrs. Hill admitted that she then returned inside the residence, where she armed herself with a .22 caliber pistol,” Woods said in the release. “She went back to the shed a short time later, where she entered and shot her husband twice, striking him once in the leg and once in the head.”

Hill is being held without bail in Jefferson County jail, where she will remain until she is set to appear in court next week.

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