Testimony in the trial of a Jefferson County woman who is accused in the 2018 murder of her husband for watching pornography began Monday in First Division Circuit Court with Judge Alex Guynn presiding.

Patricia Ann Hill, 69, has pleaded innocent in the July 28, 2018, shooting death of Frank Hill, 65, who was found inside a shed at the home the couple shared on Donaldson Lane. He was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Little Rock attorney Bill James, who is representing Hill, said in his opening statement Monday that the couple were “basically estranged. He went to his shed, and she went to work.”

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigators reported that a deputy was sent to the house on a reported domestic disturbance, and while on the way, was told by dispatchers that the female caller said she had just shot her husband.

In his opening statement, Deputy Prosecutor Holden Raines said Frank Hill had ordered a pornographic channel on satellite television, and when Patricia Hill saw it, she cancelled the channel. When she received the next bill and saw that the channel had been re-added, she “flew into a rage” and went to the shed, which Frank Hill used as a man cave. She confronted him, knocking over a table that had held Frank Hill’s beer, cigarettes and other things.

She then went back into the house, where she picked up a pistol, and went back to the shed, shooting Frank Hill. He was bent over picking up the things that had been on the table when the shots were fired. He was hit once in the leg, just above the right knee, then a second time.

Raines said that after Patricia Hill fired the second shot, she went back inside the house to call police and an ambulance. Raines and Chief Deputy Prosecutor Wayne Juneau are representing the state during the trial, which will continue Tuesday.

James said Frank Hill’s watching pornography was a “personal affront to her (Patricia Hill) and to her god. She told him over and over again to stop, and he said he would but went right back to doing it.”

Sheriff’s investigators found a Beretta .22-caliber pistol and an open Dish Network bill in the living room of the house, along with a spent .22-caliber shell casing in the shed where Frank Hill’s body was found.

James said Patricia Hill’s “reality snapped. She didn’t try to hide it. She told the truth (about what happened).”

He said that the defense will present doctors who will testify to her mental state at the time of the incident, adding that when Frank Hill didn’t turn off the porn Dish channel, “she lost her mind.”