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Report: AG’s wife died of gunshot wound

A self-inflicted gunshot wound killed the wife of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, according to a report from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, police.

Bridgette Marshall, 45, was found by Murfreesboro PD in her apartment in the city, on Puckett Creek Crossing, a little before 8 a.m. Sunday. The report, which was first reported by, states a female relative phoned police to report that Bridgette Marshall was threatening suicide.

After getting no response at the door, a property manager opened the apartment for police and Marshall was found dead on a couch inside.

The report also lists the apartment in Murfreesboro as Bridgette Marshall’s residence.

Following her death on Sunday, the AG’s office released a statement which stated only that Bridgette Marshall passed away “after a long struggle with mental illness.”

While Bridgette Marshall often seemed to shy away from the spotlight, she had joined her husband at his swearing in ceremony in 2017 and was present at his primary victory party earlier this month.

Support for the Marshall family has poured in from all over the state over the last several days. The family announced earlier on Tuesday that Bridgette Marshall’s funeral service would be held Friday morning in Boaz.

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Josh Moon is an investigative reporter and featured columnist at the Alabama Political Reporter with years of political reporting experience in Alabama. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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