Woman Accused of Shooting Fiance Days Before Wedding

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Woman Accused of Shooting Fiance Days Before Wedding
Sat 04-04-2015

A 65-year-old Horn Lake woman is locked up after she killed her 68-year-old fiancée.

The couple was supposed to get married Easter Sunday.

“I just cut her grass yesterday. She was telling me they were about to get married here soon,” said neighbor Alfonso Peoples.

She’s accused of shooting and killing her fiancé James Watkins Jr.

Police said the two got into a fight late Wednesday night and Bernice shot James.

It was Bernice who called 911 and told dispatchers what she did, but by the time paramedics got to the house James was dead.

“There was about 13 cop cars out here and an ambulance,” said neighbor Dalton Jones.

People in the quiet subdivision said the couple had been together for a few years and they never heard any problems from the home before.

For now, the Horn Lake Police Department is releasing few details- leaving neighbors with questions.

Johnson’s bail was set at $250,000.