Indicted: Abilene woman accused of killing girlfriend after planning crime for months

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – An Abilene woman who allegedly killed her girlfriend after planning the crime for months has been indicted. 

A Taylor County Grand Jury indicted Lonisha McBride, 31, for Murder Thursday. She was arrested in November after walking into the Law Enforcement Center and confessing to killing her live-in girlfriend, 44-year-old Shaniqua Shenell Wallace.

Court documents state McBride told the desk officer she “needed to report a bad crime” then admitted to the fatal shooting, saying “she had been wanting and planning to kill her girlfriend. . .since August.”

McBride picked Thursday to finally follow through, she said, because she was moving out of their shared apartment, “so this was her last chance to kill her,” the documents reveal. 

During the subsequent interview, McBride waived her Miranda Rights and described the crime in detail.

The morning of the murder, the documents state McBride woke up around 7AM in bed with Wallace and began pointing a gun, which she had just bought the day before, at her head.

McBride was “trying to build up courage” to kill when Wallace rolled over and saw the gun, prompting McBride to fire, the documents reveal.

After the first shot, the documents state McBride was thrown to the floor and fired two more just to make sure Wallace was dead. 

McBride told detectives that afterward, she waited for half-an-hour, left to get gas and cigarettes, then drove to the police station to confess.

Detectives have filed a search warrant to seize evidence from the couple’s shared apartment.

The murder weapon was recovered after McBride disclosed its location to police.

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