AMITE, LA (WAFB) - Although no charges were filed against a woman who admitted to copying roughly $421,000 in counterfeit money, she has been indicted for the murder of her brother. If convicted, she faces a mandatory life sentence.
Police in Amite, LA say 63-year-old Darryl Lynn Hill, for unknown reason, shot and killed her brother on March 19, 2014.
Chief Jerry Trabona says Hill fired one shot at her brother, 62-year-old Alfred Hill. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. The woman then barricaded herself inside her home and called 911 when a special response team fired tear gas through her window. They eventually busted through the back door. The woman said she doesn't even remember shooting anyone.
"[Hill's] son and her brother were barbecuing in the backyard and [Alfred Hill] was going into the house in front. She came out with a pistol and they kind of laughed, thought it was a toy gun, and she shot him," said Chief Trabona.
After the shooting, investigators searched the home located in the 100 block of South Second Street. They were looking for the gun used during the shooting when they discovered the copied money.
Hill was arrested the day of the shooting incident and charged with manslaughter.
No charges were filed against hill for copying the money, because it is not illegal. She never spent the money. She received her retirement checks, cashed them and made copies of the cash for receipts.
"She never spent a dime of the fake money. She spent the real money, but she never spent the counterfeit money," said Amite Police Chief Trabona.
Spending the money would be considered criminal, but Chief Trabona explained that printing the money for her personal records is not.
According to District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux, on June 7, 2014, the Tangipahoa Parish Grand Jury indicted Darryl Lynn Hill with one count of second degree murder.
If convicted, the she faces a mandatory life sentence.