Sheriff: Fort Mitchell woman confesses to killing husband

Sheriff: Fort Mitchell woman confesses to killing husband
Daniel Brown (Source: family)
Daniel Brown (Source: family)

FORT MITCHELL, AL (WTVM) - The Russell County Sheriff's Office held a press conference on Sunday, Sept. 18 regarding a homicide in Fort Mitchell, AL.

On Saturday, Sept. 17 at 1:45 p.m., officials received a call for an unresponsive male on Stony Mill Lane.

Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor said in Sunday's press conference that Lisa Brown, the wife of 44-year-old Daniel Brown, was arrested for murder late Saturday night.

Sheriff Taylor says deputies were told that this was a suicide; further investigation uncovered that Lisa had killed her husband.

Officials say Lisa confessed to her husband's murder, and Sheriff Taylor said the couple was in the process of getting a divorce.

Sheriff Taylor says Daniel Brown was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head. Investigators believe he was moving out of the house this weekend.

Daniel was in the National Guard, and officials say he was well-known by the community.

Investigators say there was no sign of a physical altercation prior to Lisa Brown killing her husband.

Lisa made her first court appearance on Monday, Sept. 19. Her bond is set at $200,000 but has not bonded out of the Russell County Jail.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more details.

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