Wife charged with fatal shooting of husband

by Jamishae Woodard

Bobbie Green Holaway, 60, of Blountsville, was taken into custody on Wednesday, June 15, accused in the fatal shooting of her husband.

The retired Blountsville Elementary School teacher remains in the Blount County Correctional Facility with bond set at $100,000.

On Friday, June 10, around 8:45 p.m., Blount County Dispatch received a call from a woman – later identified as Bobbie Holaway – indicating that she had shot her husband.

Law enforcement arrived at the couple’s home on Alabama 79 in Blountsville to find Jerry Holaway, 57, dead from two gunshot wounds to the face and chest.

According to an affidavit in the case, Holaway was brought to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office for an interview where she waived her Miranda rights and provided a statement to law enforcement.

Holaway stated that her husband had been verbally abusive to her for years, but that he had never hit her or been physically violent in any way. She said there were several weeks where her husband had been angry with her. He questioned her about money in their accounts and was suspicious of her and a member of a local bank, where the two had gone to seek a loan of $150,000 for upgrades to their chicken houses. Records show that she and her husband never closed on the loan, but were given the go ahead to have the upgrades. She says that she had planned to file for divorce after the loan was complete. She also told investigators there was a $200,000 life insurance policy on her husband.

On the night of the shooting, Holaway said, her husband came into her room and would not leave her alone. He hit her on the knee and she shot him with a .410 Judge that her son had given her. In the initial interview, Holaway admitted to shooting her husband once. In the second interview, she indicated that she shot him twice.

Authorities say the shooting took place when her son, Chris, was gone and she had been texting her son since he left their home.

According to the affidavit, Holaway texted the lead sheriff’s investigator on Saturday, stating that she needed to discuss text messages on her phone. During the meeting, Holaway admitted to having an extramarital affair with a Blountsville man. “She further indicated that she had texted with him the morning after the shooting,” the detective wrote. “In the interviews on the night of the shooting, Holaway in no way indicated anything about an affair.”

The man voluntarily came into the sheriff’s office on Wednesday, June 15, where he provided a statement. According to records, he admitted “he had engaged in sexual relations with Bobbie and that he knew that he had gone too far with Bobbie,” the detective wrote. “He also texted with Holaway up to the moments prior to the shooting. He further indicated that there had been discussions of leaving their spouses and them getting married.”

According to Holaway, the man she was having an affair with, and her son, there were discussions about what it would take to get Jerry “out of the business/ farm,” and for a divorce. All three indicated that there were discussions the week before the shooting to give Jerry $250,000 for him to leave.

The affidavit stated they had “discussed the fact that Holaway had a gun and discussed her using it.”

According to Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey, the investigation is still ongoing.