Rebekah Mellon Accused of Murdering Husband in Their Willo Neighborhood Home After He "Said Some Crap"

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A Phoenix man was shot in the head and killed Tuesday night, and his wife -- who was arrested in her husband's murder -- was light on the details, as she repeatedly fell asleep in police custody.

Rebekah Mellon faces a first-degree murder charge, as police say she's just about the only one who could've shot her husband of seven years, Donald Mellon Jr.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, someone called the cops to the Mellons' home for an "unknown trouble" around 10 p.m. Tuesday, and nobody answered the door for police.

Cops kicked the door in, and found Rebekah Mellon hanging out on the couch, with a handgun sticking out from between the cushions next to her.

Her husband was declared dead shortly thereafter, and Mellon -- who was the only person in the house -- was placed in the back of a cop car, where she fell asleep.

When the cops woke her up, Mellon said she knew nothing -- she just walked out of the bedroom, saw her husband bleeding on the floor, and called 9-1-1.

Police brought her down to the station, and according to court documents, she gave limited information and only answered a few questions -- before she fell asleep during the interview.

She did manage to tell police that her husband came into the bedroom and "said some crap" to her before he walked out of the room. Mellon said she found him on the floor and bleeding about 10 minutes later, and she called 9-1-1 while trying to give her husband first aid.

While she actually did not tend to his injuries, police say, Mellon did inform investigators that her husband was getting violent earlier in the night, and told police about a bruise she got after her husband "threw her across the room."

Police say her tailbone was lightly bruised, and she had scrapes slightly below it.

Mellon proceeded to "slightly" change her story a bit throughout the night, and refused to tell police if there was anyone else in the house that day, according to the documents.

She eventually said there was never anyone else in the house that day, until police interviewed some other people and found out four other people had been in the house that day, and they had left right before the shooting.

Mellon wouldn't tell police where her husband worked, either, before she finally told the cops he owned a few McDonald's stores.

Police say evidence indicates Mellon was the only shooter, and shot her husband once in the head.

Mellon refused to answer any more questions, and was arrested shortly after 8 a.m. yesterday.

According to court documents, there were previous domestic-violence incidents between the two, although police note the evidence indicates the shooting was unprovoked.

Mellon's bond was set at $1 million.


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bgray59
bgray59

Police officers, especially Paul Babeus thugs) seem to deliberately NOT investigate cases which involve domestic abuse.  In a recent Pinal county case,  The PCSO investigators deliberately ignored obvious signs of abuse, emails bragging about about the attack and witness statements confirming the abuse by a 16 year old male on his 70 pound mother.  

 

The prosecutor's office refused to answer calls, e-mails and letters offering to provide evidence against the son and in support of the mother.

 

Hopefully, this woman will get a fair investigation and hearing.

favoriti
favoriti

Hey Mellon... nice mellons babe.

anonymous
anonymous

I didn't know Don Jr. or Rebekah, but I do know Don Sr and his wife. They are very kind, generous people. I am very saddened for them.

malibu24tan
malibu24tan

There's definitely more to the story on this one!! It seems (from the little info we have) that she MAY have been defending herself, given the bruising she has. But then again, if it was really self defense, she should have been able to admit that to the cops. Either way, they probably have the right person in custody. She shot him for whatever reason. I wouldn't be surprised if she tried to (unsuccessfully) overdose on something after the shooting. That would explain her falling asleep during the interview. Just my thoughts.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Talk Shit, Get Lit !

 

 

Ross
Ross

This never happens in Chick Fil A franchisee families.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

NO MORE COCK  OR FANCY YELLOW CARS FOR HER. PUT A FORK IN HER SHE IS DONE!

John
John

I am quite afraid the reporter has greatly let the readership down here.  ‘’Someone called’’??   Did the call originate from the home phone as the ‘’suspect’’ maintains, easy question and one which could have been easily answered by the police.

‘’ The cops kicked the door in’’??   What prompted the police to breach the door, and make entry into the home?  Surely there needed to be more than ‘’someone called /unknown trouble’’??

The suspect was found ‘’hanging out’’ on the couch?   Was she on the phone, clipping her nails or playing with Barbie Dolls?   Or was she in shock after either having found her husband dead, or after having shot him herself?   What were her pulse rate, her demeanor, and her manner of dress?   I can think of a hundred easy question of which answers should have been obtained, yet the reporter gives us ‘’ she was hanging out’’?  

Who knows, maybe she is guilty as Hell, but then again maybe she isn’t.   Anyway you cut it the case deserves more respect than the reporter has given.   Damn poor coverage! 

 

AC12
AC12

 @Ross That is a comment that is not only unnecessary but crude. You do not know the family who is mourning over this loss. Your attempt at humour should be noted as inappropriate and inconsiderate and removed. Please think before you allow thoughts to become public comments that the family can view.

my2cents
my2cents

You  came to a news blog to get real coverage... lmao...oh ok

woefatcat
woefatcat

 @John  Did you read the line where it states that : "According to court documents that New Times obtained"? or the line that read: " When the cops woke her up, Mellon said she knew nothing -- she just walked out of the bedroom, saw her husband bleeding on the floor, and called 9-1-1." Don't harass Matt because he doesn't write at a low enough grade level for you to follow.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 @John The reporter can only report what he/she is told by the police.

 

And we all know that the police never lie.

John
John

 @woefatcat Yes I caught that.  But what does that have to do with a lame ass article?  Perhaps it's not my level grade which you should be concerned Einstein...........

John
John

@shadeaux14 No!   That is the problem with today's news coverage, people have been lead to believe that is all the reporter can do. 

That assumption, that acceptance is the reason that so many have disconnected from the news, and in fact why so many print news organizations have folded and or are folding.  If I wanted to read a press release I’d simply contact the many different departments, agencies and bureaus, and get on their rampant mailing lists.

 

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