Estranged wife charged in fatal shooting of husband - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Update

Estranged wife charged in fatal shooting of husband

Tiffany Spence (Photo from Metro PD) Tiffany Spence (Photo from Metro PD)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A woman has been charged in the fatal shooting death of her estranged husband earlier this year in which she initially told police she acted in self-defense.

Tiffany Spence, 31, is charged with first-degree murder in the March 13 death of Fabian Spence near a home in the 1700 block of Stonewater Drive in Hermitage.

Tiffany Spence called 911 to report the shooting and told detectives that when she went to the home to drop off the couple's two sons, ages 7 and 5, an argument ensued on the front porch. She said that during the argument, Fabian Spence attempted to pull out a pistol from his rear waistband.

Police say evidence at the scene indicated otherwise, and investigators say the woman later admitted she planned the shooting.

Family of Fabian Spence told Channel 4 in March that they were not buying the story told by the woman who shot their loved one, even then.

"How do you wrestle a gun away from somebody who's almost twice your size, who's also a security guard?" said Tanya Carr, Fabian Spence's cousin. "How do you wrestle a gun away and shoot him in the back, and call it self-defense?"

More than a decade ago, Fabian Spence came to America with the dream of a better life. Family members said he worked two jobs to help provide his children, but his Jamaican roots never left him.

"I'll remember him as my unseen travel companion at this point," said his brother, Ricardo Spence.

Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Homeless man gets makeover from big-hearted cops

    Homeless man gets makeover from big-hearted cops

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-04-25 18:44:10 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-04-25 19:49:50 GMT

    Police officers in Rome, NY, went the extra mile to give back to their community, helping one in need.

    More >>

    Police officers in Rome, NY, went the extra mile to give back to their community, helping one in need.

    More >>
  • Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path

    Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path

        One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction.  She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

    More >>

    One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction. She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

    More >>
  • Teen with cerebral palsy denied prom tickets

    Teen with cerebral palsy denied prom tickets

    Friday, April 28 2017 10:36 PM EDT2017-04-29 02:36:27 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:00:47 GMT
    Ashley Hamblin already has her dress picked out, but may not be able to wear it. (WSMV)Ashley Hamblin already has her dress picked out, but may not be able to wear it. (WSMV)

    She has her dress, her date, and an extensive hair and makeup plan. It’s all in anticipation of her high school prom, but a Middle Tennessee teen was denied tickets.

    More >>

    She has her dress, her date, and an extensive hair and makeup plan. It’s all in anticipation of her high school prom, but a Middle Tennessee teen was denied tickets.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly