We have noticed you are using an ad blocker
To continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.
To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.
Singer Kia Yvette Jeffries is facing jail time after shooting and killing her husband.
Police believe that the 90's R'n'B star was acting in self-defence when she shot former professional boxer Earnest Mahir Abdul-Mateen, 46, at a motel in Georgia earlier this week, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The couple, who have been married for 14 years, are said to have got into a violent altercation after Abdul-Mateen discovered his wife at the Venture Drive hotel near Duluth.
The 37-year-old claims her husband repeatedly pistol-whipped her with his handgun before she pulled the trigger and shot him in the heart.
When officers arrived at the motel, Abdul-Mateen was found bleeding in a hallway, while Jeffries was found outside with serious injuries to her head and face. Jeffries confirmed she had shot her husband.
Both Jeffries and Abdul-Mateen were rushed to the hospital, where he later died.
Jefferies, who found fame in the earlier 90's, is best known for singing the hook on Akinyele's underground hit-song "Put It In Your Mouth"
An initial police report stated: "They determined that Abdul-Mateen used a handgun to hit Jeffries repeatedly, until he was exhausted . . . At that point, Jeffries managed to turn the gun on Abdul-Mateen and pull the trigger."
At the time of the shooting, Abdul-Mateen had active warrants against him (from the Dunwoody Police Department) for false imprisonment and battery stemming from a prior incident with Jeffries.
The case remains under investigation.