Woman Shoots Husband To Death Over Porn Habit That Was 'Personal Affront To Her And To Her God'

The church-going Patricia Hill flew into a rage when she discovered that her husband Frank had once again added a pornography channel to their satellite TV package. 

By Gina Tron

One Arkansas woman really hated her husband’s porn-watching habits, so much so that she shot him after discovering a pornography channel had been added to their satellite television services once again.

Patricia Hill was found guilty of second-degree murder Tuesday in Pine Bluff for the July killing of her husband Frank Hill, the Associated Press reports.

During the trial, Patricia not only testified that she wasn’t thinking when she shot him with a pistol, but also claimed that she only intended to get his attention. He was struck him once in the leg and another time in the head, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. She said she didn’t realize shooting at his feet could end his life. She claimed he was bending over when he was shot.

Patricia then called police herself to tell them she shot her husband, who died shortly after.

She had pleaded not guilty to the murder charges.

She became enraged after seeing a TV bill which showed that a porn channel had been added again. At that point, Patricia shot Frank twice inside a shed located on the property of their Pine Bluff home, which Frank used as a "man cave," the Pine Bluff Commercial reports.

Bill James, Patricia's attorney, said during the trial that the couple were essentially estranged. 

Patrica and Frank Hill

“He went to his shed, and she went to work,” he said during his opening statements, according to the Pine Bluff Commercial.

Estranged or not, Patricia apparently flew into a rage over the idea of her husband watching porn. She had canceled the channel in the past because porn was “personal affront to her and to her God. She told him over and over again to stop, and he said he would but went right back to doing it,” James said in court.

Patricia was described as a churchgoer and a Sunday school teacher, KATV in Little Rock reports. She also worked as a nurse for 50 years.

James claimed in his opening statement that Patricia simply “lost her mind.”

She will serve 16 years for the fatal shooting. Initially she faced life but James managed to negotiate less time after asking for a mistrial in light of learning that a report from state psychologist was not given to the jury.

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