Morgan Co. woman indicted for mother's murder

Kristina Huber is charged with the shooting death of her mother. (Source: WAFF)
Kristina Huber is charged with the shooting death of her mother. (Source: WAFF)

MORGAN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A family fight which resulted in the death of a Morgan County woman has now led to her daughter's indictment.

A grand jury indicted Kristina Huber on the murder charge for her mother's shooting death in January.

Morgan County Sheriff's investigators said in March they needed to have ballistic tests done with the gun Kristina Huber allegedly used to kill her mother before the case went before a grand jury.

The sheriff said those results came back as a match, and the grand jury came back with the murder indictment.

Investigators say Huber shot her mother, 45-year Melissa Huber, at their home in Somerville in January.

Sheriff Ana Franklin testified during a hearing that authorities found Huber at a neighbor's house, and when asked if she knew her mother was dead, Huber asked if she had been shot in her heart.

Investigators said Melissa Huber was shot in her chest. Her husband found her in the backyard. Deputies found a gun in the home, on the floor, next to two pieces of cardboard. Written on one, the words, "I'll kill you."

As far as a motive, authorities believe there was an argument between Kristina Huber and her parents over them committing her to a mental institution.

Huber remains in the Morgan County Jail on a secure bond of $250,000.

No court date has been set yet after her grand jury indictment.

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