DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Kristina Kandace Huber was in court this afternoon to answer a charge of murder. She’s accused of gunning down her mother at the family’s home in Morgan County in January.
Kristina Huber seemed to be smiling as she was led away from the Morgan County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon. Inside, just moments earlier, her case was bound over to the grand jury. Outside, she almost seemed to be celebrating.
“They don’t have that much evidence,” Kristina Huber told WHNT News 19 as she was walked to a waiting patrol car to transport her back to the Morgan County Jail. We asked if she had really shot her mother, to which she said, “No, I didn’t shoot her.”
Huber twice told reporters she did not kill her mother Tuesday. Melissa Huber, 43, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest on January 5th. Kristina Huber was immediately identified as the key suspect in the case.
At her preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon, an investigator testified of finding the gun believed used in the killing in Huber’s home. He said neighbors testified of seeing Kristina Huber running from the area just before her mother’s body was discovered. Two cardboard signs were found in the home, one of which said ‘I’ll kill you.’ Investigators testified Kristina admitted to making the sign.
The judge ruled there was sufficient evidence to send the case to the grand jury. We’ll watch for a possible indictment. No trial date has been set.