Woman accused of shooting former son-in-law in court Monday


A Texarkana woman accused of fatally shooting her former son-in-law may soon face formal murder charges in Bowie County.

At a hearing Monday morning, members of the Bowie County District Attorney’s office told 5th District Judge Bill Miller they are ready to present Annette “Anne” Fisher’s case to a grand jury for indictment. Murder is punishable by five to 99 years or life in prison under Texas law.

Fisher, 52, has been in jail since her arrest following the mid-day July 22 shooting of 28-year-old Russel Scott Cain in the parking of Pete Mankins Used Car Center on Summerhill Road in Texarkana.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Fisher contacted Cain the day of the shooting and arranged to bring him lunch and some items belonging to one of Russ Cain’s two children, ages two-and-a-half years and eight months at the time. Fisher reportedly emptied one magazine from her pistol, reloaded and continued to shoot Cain before driving off in her car. She was arrested a short time after Cain was killed.

At the time of his death, Russ Cain had primary custody of his children and his former wife could only visit them under supervision. The children regularly visited and spent the night with Fisher.

Fisher allegedly told police that she shot Cain because she believes he was abusing her grandchildren.

Fisher’s bail is set at $1 million. Bowie County’s grand jury meets again next month.

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