- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

WILMER, Ala. (AP) - A southwest Alabama woman is charged in the shooting death of her father.

Mobile County authorities say 38-year-old Christy Howell Crosby of Wilmer was charged with murder in the slaying of 63-year-old Lyn Marvin Howard. He was shot to death in a mobile home during the pre-dawn hours Friday.

Detectives say a witness saw the woman shoot the man, who suffered multiple wounds from a .40-caliber weapon.

Court records don’t include the name of a defense attorney for Crosby. But the woman reportedly told investigators she shot her father because of continuing abuse.

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