Local Woman Charged with 5 Counts of Attempted Murder

Friday, July 15, 2016


An east Alabama woman is charged with five counts of attempted murder. Authorities arrested 73-year-old Brenda Lee in a standoff in which authorities say her husband shot a sheriff's deputy before killing himself. That Deputy was shot in the left shoulder and is now recovering. Lee is also charged with hindering prosecution in the confrontation, which took place in Wedowee. Court documents show Brenda Lee is accused of stopping officers from capturing her husband, Eli Lee, before the shooting. She is being held with bond set at $265,000. 


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