CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - A woman suspected in the Nov. 9 murder of 44-year-old Frederic Ramsey, the father of several of her children, turned herself into police Tuesday.
43-year-old Pamela Duhart is now in the Nueces County Jail on a $500,000 bond, and her attorney says she does not belong there.
The Corpus Christi Police Department issued the arrest warrant for Duhart on Monday and said they were looking for her, but Duhart's attorney said police knew where she was all along and how to contact her.
Attorney Mark Di Carlo said the CCPD were well aware that he is representing Duhart and how to contact her, so both he and Duhart were confused when they saw that police were looking for her.
Di Carlo also said Duhart shouldn't be behind bars because she shot Ramsey in self-defense.
According to police, on Nov. 9 Ramsey, his brother and a friend went to Duhart's home in the 700 block of Copper Mountain Drive. An argument broke out and Duhart shot Ramsey. The three men got in a car and drove away, but crashed into a nearby house.
Ramsey later died in the hospital from the gunshot wound. His brother, Frederson Ramsey, and friend, Ronald Richards, were both arrested on burglary of a habitation charges.
Ramsey's family said Duhart lured him to the home and shot him in cold blood, but Di Carlo said the three men were not invited.
"This young woman, she's a licensed vocational nurse. She's buying her own home. She was having a barbecue. Can you imagine how awful it is for her?" Di Carlo said.
Di Carlo said Ramsey attacked Duhart and she had no choice but to shoot him, adding that Ramsey has an extensive history with the law, including other burglary charges.
In a statement released Tuesday morning, Di Carlo said Duhart intends to request that her $500,000 bond be reduced and that she "expects full vindication of any criminal charges."
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