An odd and sad story has surfaced out of Birmingham, where an Alabama fan murdered a fellow Crimson Tide fan at a party because the victim didn't seem upset with Auburn's last-second win.
Adrian Laroze Briskey, 28 was charged Monday with murder of 36-year-old Michelle Shepard. Nekesa Shepard, the victim's sister, witnessed the killing and told the Associated Press "it was over a football game." Hoover police Capt. Jim Coker would not confirm the football-related motivation, citing the ongoing investigation.
"She said we weren't real Alabama fans because it didn't bother us that they lost. And then she started shooting," Shepherd told The Associated Press.
Shepherd said she and her sister were invited to the party by a mutual friend who also invited Briskey. About two dozen people were on hand.
Shepherd, the mother of three, was shot to death in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover and the women did not know each other before the party, Coker said.
Briskey apparently was set off when the Sheperd sisters joked that that Alabama's loss to Auburn "wasn't as bad as if the NBA's Miami Heat had lost a game."