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Hours of body camera videos and photographs to be reviewed in manslaughter case

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Rebecca P. Fisher allegedly shot, killed her husband in 2015

Staff report

 

Rebecca P. Fisher, 44, of Lebanon, appeared at a court hearing in Marion Circuit Court on Sept. 5, and heard testimony from a police officer who responded to the scene the night she allegedly shot and killed her husband nearly three years ago.

Fisher is facing a first-degree manslaughter charge for the shooting death of her husband, Michael Fisher. According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 17, 2015, Rebecca Fisher intentionally caused the death of her husband by shooting him with a firearm. The indictment states that her offense does not constitute murder because she was “acting under the influence of extreme emotional disturbance.”

During the time of the shooting, Major Greg Young of the Lebanon Police Department said Rebecca Fisher called police at 12:49 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, requesting an ambulance due to a domestic situation. Police and Marion County EMS responded to her home located at 491 West Main Street, behind the former Campbell-Dewitt Funeral Home. When officers arrived on scene they found Rebecca Fisher suffering from injuries to her face. They also found her husband lying on the floor with one gunshot wound to the abdomen. Rebecca Fisher told police she shot her husband during a domestic altercation. 

Marion County Coroner Dick Moraja pronounced Michael Fisher dead at the scene. Rebecca Fisher was initially transported to Spring View Hospital, but was transferred to University Hospital in Louisville for her injuries. No one else was home at the time of the incident.

According to police records, there was a history of domestic violence between Rebecca Fisher and her husband. 

During last week’s hearing, Kentucky State Police Trooper Andrew Lee (former Lebanon Police Officer) gave testimony, and the court is going to review three hours of body camera videos and photographs.

Rebecca Fisher was ordered to have no contact with the victim’s family.

Judge D. Vance Murphy, Circuit Judge of the 29th Judicial Circuit, is presiding over this case. The next scheduled court date is Oct. 9 in Adair County.

Rebecca Fisher is being represented by Lebanon attorney Joe Stewart.

Editor’s note: The indictment of a person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.