Cop was sentenced to life in jail for love triangle murder of her partner’s mistress
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A former detective was sentenced to spend the rest of her life in jail without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of killing her partner's mistress.
Alfreda Fluker was a police detective in Birmingham, Alabama, until she was convicted of killing a woman in a 'love triangle' shooting in 2020.
The cop shot dead Kanisha Necole Fuller at around 11:50pm on 10 April, 2020, with Birmingham Police Department saying officers responded to a call of shots fired shortly before midnight.
Arriving at the scene, police discovered that Fuller had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries, later being pronounced dead by hospital staff.
Officers had found Fuller in an unmarked police vehicle along with detective Mario Theodore White, who was Fluker's police partner and common-law husband, he was not injured in the shooting.
Found guilty of committing capital murder by killing Fuller during her trial last November, Fluker received consecutive life sentences with no possibility of parole during her sentencing in February 2023.
It was the only sentence she could have received as the death penalty was not under consideration.
According to AL.com, at her trial it took the jury less than an hour to deliberate before delivering a verdict, pausing only to ask for clarification on the difference between attempted murder and first-degree assault.
"No one is above the law," District Attorney Danny Carr said.
"We hope that this sentence today finally gives the victim’s family some peace."
43-year-old Fuller was a mother to a teenage son.
Attorneys for Fluker say their client was overcome with anger and acted in the heat of the moment after she found her partner having sex with Fuller in the vehicle, firing her gun without the intention to hurt or kill anyone.
During her trial she testified that on the day of the murder she had an argument with White and he prepared to leave their home at around 10pm, claiming that he showered, put on cologne and took a Viagra pill.
She said she tracked him with his phone and found him having sex with Fuller, while during White's testimony he said that he and Fuller had only been talking.
Fluker said she got her gun and started firing at the vehicle from over 100 feet away, claiming she wanted to make her partner 'stop playing with me' and 'respect me'.
Fuller had been shot in the leg, arm and head, with the head wound causing an injury to her brain and being fatal.