Karla Chapman Found Guilty of Murder


Karla Chapman and her attorney. (Photo: WHNT)

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Madison County jury found Karla Gaye Chapman guilty of murder on Thursday afternoon.

Chapman is charged with murder in the death of her husband Jonathan Eliff in 2010. During the trial, she testified that stabbed Eliff during an argument after he threatened to kill her.

Prosecutors say Chapman gave slightly different answers during cross-examination. They questioned Chapman why she didn’t explain it was self-defense right away.

Chapman said she was in shock, but she did eventually tell investigators what happened.

Chapman’s sentencing hearing will be held on May 22.