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State says Tuscaloosa woman killed ex-husband for insurance money

Tracey Grissom (in red) appeared in court on July 22. Source: WBRC video Tracey Grissom (in red) appeared in court on July 22. Source: WBRC video
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

A Tuscaloosa judge considered what evidence would be allowed in the trial of a woman accused of fatally shooting her ex-husband at a boat dock in 2012.

Tracey and Hunter Grissom divorced in 2010.

In May of 2012, prosecutors say Tracey Grissom went to Hunter Grissom's boat at Lake Tuscaloosa and jumped from her car while it was still moving and gunned him down in front of witnesses.

Authorities say Hunter Grissom faced rape charges for allegedly assaulting her before his death.

The Attorney General;s Office is handling the case because the local DA's office recused itself because the office worked the rape prosecution.

The state claims Tracey Grissom murdered her ex-husband for a $103,000 insurance policy. They claim she called their insurance company before and after his murder.

Defense attorneys says she never filed a claim after Hunter Grissom's death.

Circuit Judge John England said the rape case will not be tried in this murder case but he may allow some evidence from the rape case to be presented at Tracy Grissom's murder trial.

The state has also filed a motion to put a gag order in place.

 

The case goes to trial August 4.

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