Alabama AG Steve Marshall shares painful details of wife's mental illness, suicideRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 28 2018 9:41 AM
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, in his first public remarks Wednesday since his wife's sudden death four days ago, gave a grueling account of her struggles with mental illness.
Marshall, with tears in his eyes but his voice strong and resilient, spoke to the media as well as about 100 friends and family members at Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church outside Albertville in rural Marshall County.
He took no questions after speaking for about 21 minutes, exiting a side door of the church accompanied by his daughter Faith and other family members.
Marshall said he felt compelled to publicly address the circumstances surrounding his wife's death following a report Tuesday night that Bridgette Marshall had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. AL.com reported Tuesday night that police in Murfreesboro, Tenn., had listed her death as suicide on a report.