Jacqueline Dixon, of Selma, Alabama, is in prison facing murder charges for killed her abusive husband, 44-year-old Carl Omar Dixon. Dixon says she shot her husband in the driveway after he came at her in a threatening manner. She discharged a small handgun, and then called an ambulance. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Dixon was also arrested right at the scene. According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, Jacqueline Dixon did have an order of protection from abuse against her husband, although she did not seek to enforce that order of protection at the time.
Despite being able to prove a pattern of abusive behavior, and Alabama being a ‘stand your ground’ state, Dixon remains in custody with bail set at $100,000.
Police chief, Spencer Collier, says:
“Domestic violence is a crime that knows no racial, geographic or socioeconomic boundary. It affects all segments of our society and every situation is needless and preventable.”
At the same time, the judge and police chief both say that not having the order of protection enforced is a big problem.
We’ll have to wait and see if Dixon’s lawyers are able to secure her freedom after this ordeal, based on Alabama’s ‘stand your ground’ laws.