Former mother-in-law of slain Texarkana man indicted for murder


The former mother-in-law of a slain Texarkana man was indicted for murder this morning by a Bowie County grand jury.

Annette Fisher, 52, is accused of gunning down Russell Scott Cain, 28, in the parking lot of the Pete Mankins Used Car Center on Summerhill Road in Texarkana, Texas July 23. Fisher arranged to bring Cain lunch and a few of his children’s personal items the day of the shooting.

Cain and Fisher’s daughter had been divorced just a couple of months at the time of the fatal shooting. Cain had custody of the couple’s two children, ages eight months and two and a half years, but regularly allowed them to spend the night with Fisher, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Fisher reportedly emptied two magazines from a Ruger .380 handgun, firing nine shots into Cain’s body in the dealership’s parking lot before driving away. Fisher told investigators Cain’s back was turned when she began squeezing the trigger. Witnesses followed Fisher and reported her location to police who arrested her within minutes of the deadly attack.

Fisher told investigators she killed her grandchildren’s father because she suspected him of child abuse.

Fisher is scheduled to appear in court later this month. If convicted of murder, Fisher could receive five to 99 years or life in prison. She is currently being held in the Bowie County jail. Bail is set at $1 million.

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