PRICHARD, Ala. (WALA) - A woman who originally told Prichard Police that her boyfriend had committed suicide has now been charged with his murder.

Lieutenant Robert Martin with Prichard PD told FOX10 News that 24-year-old Tahj K. Austin told police that her boyfriend, Lethonia Phillips, shot himself after he was found shot in the neck on Sunday, October 11. Martin said Phillips died from his injuries.

Following an investigation, detectives found that Phillips was murdered. Martin says it was then that Austin admitted to shooting Phillips on the 600 block of Pine Street after he'd threatened her. 

This is a developing story.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.