Henrico woman charged with murder, accused of killing her husband

Woman accused of murdering husband

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - Henrico police have arrested a Varina woman they believe shot and killed her husband Sunday night.

Police were called to the 1000 block of Mill Road at 11:25 p.m. for the report of a shooting.

A court affidavit states Lisa Ann Gilbert, 46, called 911 and told dispatchers there was an emergency at her home on Mill Road.

“Mrs. Gilbert told the Communications Officer that she shot him and also stated “I killed him”,” the affidavit stated.

Gilbert also told dispatchers she, “had been involved in multiple domestic disputes with the individual.”

A neighbor of the victim, Floyd Jacob Gilbert Jr., 69, said on many occasions he heard arguments coming from the home. The most recent argument, he said, happened the night of the murder.

“I got out of my car and heard her yelling and cussing at him and I just shook my head," said Gary Higgins. "I was tired from work, I had just gotten done working a 12 hour shift and I just went in and went to bed.

But Higgins didn’t expect to get the news he did Tuesday, finding out his long-time neighbor and former coworker, Floyd, was dead.

“It blew me away," he said. "I just... there’s no reason to do something like that for anybody. I just don’t understand.”

Henrico County Police conducted a background search on Gilbert and found officers had responded to the home three previous times in 2019 for domestic violence calls (March, July and September). Sunday night’s call was listed as the fourth time. Another domestic violence call was made from the address in 2017.

“He’s not that kind of person who would do something like that," Higgins said. "Out of all the time I’ve known him I’ve never seen him say a harsh word to anybody.”

Higgins recalls an argument in September where he heard two gunshots go off, fearing his neighbor had died that day.

“Floyd came over and he talked to me and said she’s crazy," Higgins said. "She’s telling me you beat her up and he said I didn’t touch her.”

When police arrived at the home Sunday night officers found Gilbert Jr. deceased with a gun nearby.

On Monday a search warrant was executed at the house where investigators collected the following evidence:

  • Holster
  • Revolvers
  • Handgun and magazines
  • Ammunition
  • Handwritten notes
  • Assorted papers
  • Laptop computer
  • Cell phone
  • Flip phone
  • Wallet and contents (including cash)

Gilbert faces a second-degree murder charge and is being held on no bond. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 6, 2020.

Police have not released a possible motive in the case and continue to investigate the events leading up to the murder.

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