"It was over a football game," said Shepherd. "I'm never going to forget it because she died in my arms."
Alabama suffered a 34-28 defeat to its archrival after Tigers defensive back Chris Davis returned a missed field goal more than 100 yards for a touchdown as time expired to seal the victory. The Crimson Tide dropped back to No. 4 in the BCS standings as a result of the loss, likely knocking them out of contention for a national championship three-peat.
Hoover police captain Jim Coker would not confirm to the AP whether or not his department believes the shooting was football-related. The investigation is ongoing, and Coker confirmed that Nekesa Shepherd's theory is just one of the things police are looking into.
When initially investigating the shooting, police chief Nick Derzis indicated that there was an argument between the two women that resulted in the murder, per Carol Robinson of AL.com. Briskey was officially charged on Monday, and is being held on $75,000 bond.
Alabama is one of the states that has authorized capital punishment. It is unknown whether prosecutors will push for a capital offense.
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