Murphysboro woman won't face murder charges following shooting - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Murphysboro woman won't face murder charges following shooting

By Heartland News

MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) - The Jackson County state's attorney says the woman charged in a Murphysboro homicide will not face murder charges.

Investigators say 39-year-old Carla Dooley shot Roger Cole in self defense.

They say Cole was attacking Dooley in her home when she shot him.

According to information released by the Jackson County State's Attorney's office, another woman who was in the house told police that Roger Cole allegedly lied to her to get into Dooley's home.

Once inside the woman told police Cole hit Dooley and started attacking her.  The woman said she tried to help Dooley and while she was struggling with Cole, Dooley allegedly got a gun and shot Cole.

Investigators found Cole's body earlier this month at the intersection of 19th Street and Apple Lane.

The State's Attorney's says since he believes Dooley shot Cole in self defense she will not face first degree Murder charges.

Carla Dooley still faces drug charges.

Copyright 2010 KFVS. All Rights Reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

    Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:14:36 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-08-18 21:51:40 GMT
    (The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts.  The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...(The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

Powered by Frankly