Man pleads not guilty to shooting ex-girlfriend

Man pleads not guilty to shooting ex-girlfriend

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A $500,000 full cash bond was set Tuesday for the man charged with Louisville's first murder of 2015.

William Crockett, 53, pleaded not guilty to murdering Anna Christine “Chris” Fisher who was inside of her home in the 700 block of Indian Ridge Road with her two grandchildren when she was shot to death on New Year's Day, according to police.

Crockett, who had recently broken up with Fisher, was arrested early on the morning of Jan. 2 in Clarksville. He was pulled over just before 1 a.m. Friday on U.S. 31 north of Cooper's Lane in Clarksville after Trooper John Cain spotted Crockett's 2011 Infiniti. Crockett was wanted for questioning in Fisher's homicide.

According to Indiana State Police, Trooper Cain noticed four handguns inside Crockett's vehicle. Crockett was taken into custody on charges of possession of a firearm without a firearms license. He was later charged with murder by the Louisville Metro Police Department.

The grandchildren who were inside the home when Fisher was shot are 8 and 11 years old. Police said the children did not witness the crime -- they were a few rooms away -- but they heard the gunshots and called 911.

Fisher was a mother of three and a grandmother of six with a seventh grandchild on the way.

Schulten said Fisher and Crockett met online and dated for less than a year.

Crockett is being held in Louisville Metro Department of Corrections.

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