Marlee Barnhill, Happy Friday

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A group of friends gathered in Carroll County on Friday night to celebrate the upcoming 27th birthday of Marlee Jones Barnhill.

She was expecting a fun night of karaoke. Authorities said it ended in carnage.

At the party, Carroll County Sheriff Clint Walker said, her husband became intoxicated, grabbed a gun and allegedly shot Marlee Barnhill. He is accused of shooting again and again as others tried to come to her defense, killing a total of three people.

Michael Martin Barnhill, 30, has been charged with three counts of homicide and two counts of attempted murder.

By all appearances, Marlee Jones Barnhill was excited for the party and oblivious to what would come on Friday night.

The bubbly blonde live streamed a nearly hour-long video on social media before she headed over to her friends’ house for the celebration.

“Happy March 1!!!! New month, New Goals, and my BIRTHDAY MONTH!” she wrote in the video’s description.

Marlee Barnhill ran a Facebook page, “Get Glamorous with Marlee,” where her 1,200 fans could watch her do her makeup, sell beauty products and talk about her life, punctuated with laughs and silly sounds.

That’s what she was doing before the party.

“I’m in such a good mood guys, can you tell?” she asked while brushing on eye shadow.

“…Tonight I’m going to one of my really good friend’s houses. We’re going to karaoke and sit on her back porch and just hang out.”

Here’s what happened at the party, according to a statement Walker released after the suspect appeared in court on Monday.

Michael Barnhill became drunk and belligerent through the course of the evening. Walker described him as “angry and combative” when others discouraged his drunken behavior.

To prevent Michael Barnhill from trying to drive away, his wife kept the keys to their truck, the sheriff said.

“Marlee was trying to do the right thing to protect his life and the lives of other drivers,” Walker said.

Michael Barnhill went out to the vehicle and returned with a .40 caliber pistol, Walker said. He angrily slapped a cigarette from his wife’s hand.

Jim Harrell tried to defend Marlee Barnhill.

Brooks Harrell was shot as she tried to help her husband and her friend, Walker said.

The two other women at the party ran upstairs to protect the child, who was asleep in a bed. They barricaded themselves in a locked closet with the child, he said.

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  1. Facebook
    • Get Glamorous with Marlee
      • Happy March 1!!!! New month, New Goals, and my BIRTHDAY MONTH!
        Date Posted :- last Friday
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Stories

  1. Mississippi Clarion Ledger
    • Man killed wife, 2 friends at party after she stopped him from driving drunk, sheriff says
      Journalist :- Alissa Zhu
      Published On:- 2019-March-6th
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    • ‘Marlee was a beautiful soul and always smiling.’ Wife in triple homicide remembered.
      Journalist :- Alissa Zhu
      Published On:- 2019-March-7th
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