An eighty-four year old widow of a Buffalo Business owner has been arrested for the murder of her husband, an incident that happened in 1984.
According to authorities, 84-year-old Norma Allbritton was arrested July 1 and charged with murder. She has since been granted bail in the sum of $50,000.00, Leo County Sherif Kevin Ellis said.
According to The Eagle, Johnie Allbritton was found dead inside his Buffalo home on May 14, 1984. The Eagle quoted Ellis as saying that Johnnie Allbritton, who was 64 at the time, was shot 5 times.
According to an article written by The Eagle, Norma Allbritton and child got home on the day of the murder to find their house locked. Norma Allbritton then saw guns through the window and quickly alerted the police.
According to further report in Palestine Herald-Press, the case was resolved through a television show, Cold Justice, that harness investigators to assist in getting to the root of the matter.
The files and details of Ellis investigations were sent to Cold Justice TV show consideration. The team work and cooperation between the show and Leon County Sheriff Kevin Ellis eventually paid off.
Ellis told Palestinian Herald-Press:
“This truly was a team effort,” Ellis told the Herald-Press Tuesday. “Without Cold Justice, I don’t think we could’ve progressed as we have – but they also couldn’t have done it without the LCSO staff.”
With the cooperation, and riding on the back of the expertise and the technology of the Cold Justice Show, Ellis had enough evidence to arrest Norma Allbritton on June 27.
When the incident happened in 1984, Norma Allbritton was due to take a polygraph – lie detector – test two weeks after the death of her husband. However on the morning of the test, she allegedly shot herself and the test was never rescheduled.
Up to 50 individuals were interviewed with the opening of the case. All suspects in the case are presumed innocent until proven guilty.