Prosecutors wondered why Charlene Hill didn't just back out of the bedroom and walk away instead of shooting her husband. She was standing by a door (photo left) leading to the living room. To prosecutors, the bedroom revealed a trail of forensic clues that to them contradicted Charlene's story.
The shell casings from Charlene's gun were found in the general area where she was standing. She admits Danny was on the opposite side of the bedroom from her position, leading prosecutors to question whether she was truly in danger.
A bullet hole about a foot off the ground indicated to crime scene investigators that it could have been fired from a higher angle. Prosecutors said this crucial evidence proved that Danny Hill was already seriously wounded and on the floor when Charlene stood over him and shot him a third time. To them, that third shot made it murder. But Charlene insists Danny kept coming towards her.
Charlene Hill said her husband Danny lunged towards her. But prosecutors drew the jury's attention to where two bullets entered Danny's body: on the side of his right arm. To them, it was more evidence that he was not coming towards her because the entry wounds were not on the front of his body.