Woman Killed Reportedly For Not Being Mad Enough About Alabama Loss

A University of Alabama football fan allegedly shot and killed a fellow fan on Saturday after the team’s dramatic loss to bitter in-state rival Auburn.

Adrian Laroze Briskey, 28, was charged with murder for allegedly fatally shooting Michelle Shepherd, 36, in a Hoover, Ala. parking lot. According to the victim’s sister, Briskey was incensed that Shepherd was taking Alabama’s loss in stride.

In what’s being described as perhaps the most incredible finish in the history of college football, the top-ranked Crimson Tide fell to the Tigers after a missed field goal was returned more than 100 yards for a touchdown with no time remaining. Attending a party for the football game, the Shepherd sisters joked that a loss by the reigning NBA champion Miami Heat would have been worse.

That reportedly enraged Briskey.

“She said we weren’t real Alabama fans because it didn’t bother us that they lost. And then she started shooting,” the victim’s sister, Nekesa Shepherd, told the Associated Press.


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