WMC-TV) – Angela Brewer originally told deputies she shot and killed her husband after she thought she heard an intruder outside.
Monday her story completely changed.
In a warrant filed late Monday afternoon, the 43-year-old woman admitted to loading a shotgun then shooting and killing her husband, 37-year-old William “Stan” Brewer.
The shooting happened early Sunday morning inside their Brighton home.
“We’re continuing to work with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in the weekend shooting on Highway 14,” said Tipton County Sheriff’s Office Chief Donna Turner.
Brewer was originally charged with reckless homicide and aggravated assault resulting in death. But after being questioned, those charges have now been upgraded to second degree murder.
In the warrant, Brewer admitted to pointing the gun at her husband’s head at close range while he slept.
The warrant also says Brewer then admitted to discharging the weapon.
Press Release: Shooting on Highway 14
On 08 December 2013 at about 05:54 AM Tipton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 7284 Highway 14 South in Brighton in regards to a shooting. Angela Denise Brewer, 43, reported that she had accidentally shot her husband William Stanford Brewer Jr. 37.
Personnel from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and have begun processing the scene. The District Attorney General’s Office has been notified and the TBI has been requested to assist in the investigation. Tipton County Medical Examiner Dr. Buffy Cook is assisting at the scene. An autopsy will be performed at the Regional Forensic Center in Memphis, TN. The case remains under investigation.