Police in Florida discovered a gruesome scene inside the Orlando apartment of Paula Lynn Hobbs, 51, when a passerby alerted authorities after seeing a body on the back porch. When she was confronted by the cops, Hobbs gave them a sick four-word response regarding the bloody crime she had just committed.
Evertt Leslie Humble, 63, suffered multiple gunshot wounds at the apartment on Cinderlane Parkway in the Rosemont area of the city. His neighbors reported hearing multiple gunshots coming from inside the apartment about 30 minutes before police arrived at the scene. According to Daily Mail, when the cops arrived and asked Hobbs about the body, she replied, “Don’t worry about it.”
Hobbs initially tried locking herself inside the apartment in an apparent attempt to avoid being taken into custody for what she had done, but she eventually surrendered to authorities, saying, “If you tell me he is dead, I will tell you why I did it.” Crime scene crews found the murder weapon, a .22-caliber revolver with five rounds missing, in the bottom drawer of a bedroom dresser.
The motive behind Hobbs’ deadly assault appears to have something to do with her penchant for domestic violence, which has been well-documented on her lengthy rap sheet; this is not her first brush with the law, not by a long shot. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the 51-year-old has previously been arrested more than a dozen times and spent seven years behind bars between the years of 1992 and 2003. Apparently, she was not able to live a life free of crime on the outside.
Hobbs’ most recent arrest before the shooting was less than one year ago, in August of 2016, for battery domestic violence after she attacked Humble while he was working as a DJ at a party. His choice to stick around following this incident and give her another chance, after she had already had so many, ultimately led to his own death.
It isn’t always women who become the victims of domestic violence. After Hobbs’ arrest in August, Humble should have been sent running for the hills. But, he made the same mistake as other victims before him and allowed Hobbs back into his life. Now, she has been arrested on a first-degree murder charge and booked into the Orange County Jail, where she is being held without bail. Meanwhile, he is six feet under, so to speak, and won’t be getting any more second chances.