An Escambia County couple died Saturday after an argument
over the Alabama/LSU football game ended in shotgun blasts,
according to Conecuh County authorities.
District Attorney Tommy Chapman identified the people killed
as Dennis and Donna Smith of Appleton Road near Brewton.
The shooting allegedly occurred about 7 p.m. at the home of
Michael Williams near the Owassa community in Conecuh
County, Chapman said.
Williams was arrested, Chapman said, and charged with two
counts of murder.
Dispatchers at the Conecuh County Sheriff's Office
declined to comment about the case.
Investigators said witnesses told them that Dennis Smith, an
LSU fan, called Williams, a fan of the Crimson Tide, after
the game Saturday evening and an argument ensued.
Officers said Donna Smith was a relative of Michael
Soon, the Smiths arrived at Williams' home and the men
wound up in a physical altercation, officers said.
Smith retrieved a pistol from his vehicle, and threatened
Williams, who armed himself with a shotgun and fired two
blasts, striking and killing Dennis Smith, officers said.
Donna Smith then threatened Williams, who shot and killed
the woman, they said.
Investigators said alcohol was believed to have been a
factor in the killings, and the investigation was ongoing
Alcohol involved? Naw...you gotta be kiddin me man!
I like football as much as any Alabama citizen and I'll fess up to trying to put one of my brothers out of the car a few miles from home during an Auburn- Alabama game some years ago...but I totally don't get murders over football games.