Darrell Roberson came home from a card game late one night to find his wife rolling around with another man in a pickup truck in the driveway.
Caught in the act with her lover, Tracy Denise Roberson – thinking quickly, if not clearly – cried rape, authorities say. Her husband pulled a gun and killed the other man with a shot to the head.
On Thursday, a grand jury handed up a manslaughter indictment – against the wife, not the husband…
The December night before the shooting, Tracy Roberson sent LaSalle a text message that read in part, “Hi friend, come see me please! I need to feel your warm embrace!” according to court papers. LaSalle apparently agreed.
Darrell Roberson, a 38-year-old employee of a real estate firm, discovered the two, his wife clad in a robe and underwear.
When Tracy Roberson cried that she was being raped, LaSalle tried to drive away and her husband drew the gun he happened to be carrying and fired several shots at the truck, authorities said.
I mean, I can understand ol’ girl panicking in the moment, but this was a lie of epic proportion.
…when white girls would come on to black men and boys, enjoy the hell out of all that “forbidden” flirtin’ and sexin’, then claim they were raped when they got caught or preggers. You know the drill.
Of course, no situation involving a white woman back then ever ended well for a black man.
Still, I’m baffled about this lovers-in-the-truck scenario. What did the woman think her husband was going to do to her that she would respond with such an outrageous untruth? I did find it interesting that he just happened to have a gun on hand. Perhaps she realized somebody was going to get a chunk blown out of ’em, so she figured better her lover than her.
Fellas, watch where you point that thing…and I don’t mean your gun.