Police: Former NFL player’s mistress kills wife, herself
Authorities say the girlfriend of former NFL player Buster Barnett kidnapped and killed his wife and then killed herself.
Adultery: It’s a sin for a reason.
Clayton County police say 49-year-old Sandra Barnett was kidnapped by Lisa Brown at her Ellenwood home on Wednesday afternoon.
“Sandra was actually on the telephone with a friend when Lisa showed up at the front door,” Clayton County Police Capt. Richard Gandee said. “Lisa Brown was actually driving a vehicle owned by Buster.”
Incidentally, Clayton County is the Ferguson of Atlanta, a county that went from being mostly white to mostly black in very short order. Which led to things like this.
Carroll County authorities spotted the Dodge Durango on Thursday and began a chase on Interstate 20 that spanned into Alabama. Alabama State Patrol troopers joined in when the chase crossed state lines.
The Durango suddenly stopped in the middle of the interstate at mile marker 208. At that point, authorities said Brown shot Sandra Barnett and turned the gun on herself.
Sandra Barnett was a teacher at McNair Middle School for more than two decades, according to Clayton County police.
McNair. There’s an irony in that name. The school is named after Ronald McNair, who was one of the Space Shuttle Challenger victims back in 1986, and the only black on that mission. The middle school in question which bears his name had the highest number of student fights in the state of Georgia for the 2013-2014 school year, averaging 2.35 per day. However, McNair makes me think of Steve McNair, who St. Louisans may recognize as the starting QB for the other team in the Super Bowl that the Rams won. Steve McNair was another one who had himself both a wife and a woman on the side, and it’s another case where it ended in a murder-suicide. In this case, mistress murdered him then killed herself.
“We’ve uncovered a set of handcuffs and some receipts,” Gandee said. “[Brown] had purchased the handcuffs prior to this kidnapping.”
Not that it matters now, but it definitely proves the kidnapping was premeditated.
Coworkers told WXIA, KSDK’s sister station in Atlanta, that Barnett’s husband is Buster Barnett, who played four seasons with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills from 1981 through 1984, according to NFL.com. He attended Jackson State University.
Police say Barnett has been in an affair with Brown for several years.
Brown, 49, from Lithonia, Ga., had previous run-ins with the law, police said.
“Lisa Brown was actually on probation for kidnapping out of the state of Texas,” said Gandee. “She had kidnapped her child that she had lost custody of, and the jurisdiction had to track her for like three days to find her.”
Wonderful side chick you took up with, Buster. You know how hard it is for a mother to lose legal custody of her children in this our very pro-woman pro-mother family court system? Yet, she must have been so horrible that she did. It also goes to show that probation isn’t worth a grain of salt.
Brown was also a teacher. Atlanta Public Schools told WXIA that Brown taught at North Atlanta High School and was with the system from 2008 until 2013. APS officials could not if the 2013 Texas kidnapping had any relation to her leaving the school.
I would imagine that it did.