The mistress of a former NFL player Buster Barnett allegedly kidnapped and killed his wife and then herself in Georgia on Thursday, July 16, according to authorities.
Clayton County police claim that Lisa Brown, of Lithonia, Georgia, kidnapped Sandra Barnett, of Ellenwood, Georgia, from her home Wednesday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“Sandra was actually on the telephone with a friend when Lisa showed up at the front door,” Capt. Richard Gandee told 11 Alive.
According to US Weekly, the following day, Carroll County authorities located Brown’s Dodge Durango and began to chase her. The chase ended in eastern Alabama–where both women were found dead of gunshot wounds after Brown allegedly stopped the vehicle in the middle of the interstate and shot Barnett before killing herself.
Police also allege that Brown, 49, had purchased handcuffs before the abduction, according to 11 Alive.
According to People, Brown–who drove a car and lived in a home owned by Buster, 56,–allegedly became angered by the news that the married couple would be going on a trip, police told the AJC, and she confronted Buster on Wednesday before abducting his wife, Sandra, 58.
“She was upset about a trip that his wife was going on with him and it was one she didn’t know about,” Clayton County Police Officer Charlene Watson-Fraser told the AJC.
Unfortunately, this wasn’t Brown’s first abduction: Brown was convicted in 2015 for kidnapping her daughter two years earlier, according to 11 Alive.
Buster played as a tight end for the Buffalo Bills from 1981 to 1984; Police say that Buster and Lisa had been having an affair for several years. According to the station ( 11 Alive) both women were school teachers.
With Sherley Boursiquot