BY GENA HUFF, Editor
Bridgette Gentry Marshall, wife of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, was found the morning of June 24 in her apartment in Murfreesboro, Tenn., dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. In a statement released by the Attorney General’s office on that day, it was stated Mrs. Marshall “passed away this morning after a long struggle with mental illness.”
Police reports state a female relative of Mrs. Marshall informed law enforcement Mrs. Marshall was making suicidal threats. When police arrived, they could not get anyone to the door and had the property manager let them in. Mrs. Marshall was found on the couch, deceased, in an apparent suicide.
Governor Kay Ivey released a statement on June 24. “This morning, I was incredibly saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Bridgette Marshall. Bridgette was the loving wife of Attorney General Steve Marshall and the caring mother of their daughter Faith. A mother is the backbone to a family and especially important to her daughter. I pray that Steve and Faith are comforted in this extremely difficult time. It is never easy to lose a loved one and certainly not as suddenly as this. I have spoken with Attorney General Marshall and offered my support. I know the people of Alabama will show the Marshall family great love and sympathy during this time.”
See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.