Mary Katherine Higdon | Murder or Self-defense?!

17 Jan 2021
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  • she freaking killed him.. i feel so bad for his mother.. my heart goes to her. if the relationship was that bad she should had left not follow him and ask him is he ready to come home now? Like WTF???

    Mercielyn MarmolejosMercielyn Marmolejos2 orë më parë
  • If he’s so bad why’d she hunt him down?

    barbara allisonbarbara allison12 orë më parë
  • She either knows how to handle guns or she doesn’t. And it seems she knows how they work. And that lying she did...if you’re innocent that doesn’t come up. AND THEN she mentions it was self defense. I’m on the jury with this info...I will vote guilty.

    barbara allisonbarbara allison12 orë më parë
  • Fact is burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The jury did their jobs according to the law. The cops screwed up if the confession was legit. There was mishandling for sure. The jury made the right call. There was reasonable doubt. The defense did their jobs and defended their client. The prosecution worked with what they had but without the confession tape and the with the mishandling of the gun, plus with his violent texts, the verdict was correct. There is no way to prove he wasn't abusive or that she meant to kill him. Most people in this country have this idea that suspicion is enough. Reasonable doubt is there to protect the innocent but it comes with the cost that screw-ups in the investigation chain can lead to guilty people getting off. I think manslaughter would have been the better charge. They were both toxic to each other and murder was a reach with what they had. She did kill him but manslaughter allows for the idea that he was also part of the problem. She admitted she did it, but without that tape of the confession I would have voted not guiltily because the prosecution didn't meet their burden to prove murder. It's a sad story. I feel awful for his mother and family.

    Leonora GonzalezLeonora Gonzalez14 orë më parë
  • she changes her stories so many times that its not hard to tell that she is guilty and don't you have to have a gun under two locks there or is that only were i live?

    Masen JonesMasen Jones14 orë më parë
  • Toxic relationships turn a person toxic. He very well could have beaten her and turned her the way she is. And she's probably not any better. But the messages just truly show he's verbally abusive. And he threatened her in them. I think it's self defense. Still shouldn't have lied to the police.

    Samantha PettySamantha Petty15 orë më parë
    • She should still get charged tho

      Samantha PettySamantha Petty15 orë më parë
  • I just paused it and I think there is no way she will get away with it

    E AE A17 orë më parë
  • They are both clearly toxic I do not understand why people like this keep going back to each other, but she is definitely guilty! The grease on the gun, where he was sitting when he was shot, the witnesses that prove her behavior, and the fact that she keeps changing her story if you notice women like this like to keep making their story sound worse every time they have a chance to speak, first it's "oh he was hitting me" then it's "he raped me" and it just keeps escalating. It probably was not pre meditated but it was out of anger like she said on the tape and then as soon as it happened she probably realized what she had done like realized it was too far.

    Liz RivasLiz Rivas21 orë më parë
  • If you guys never been in a abusive relationship stfu u have no place to talk u don’t know how it feels or how hard it is to go through it.

    Samantha RodriguezSamantha RodriguezDitë më parë
  • I do feel it was a spur of a moment thing and she herself called 911, I mean she could have tampered with the crime scene but she didn’t. He was found alive with a pulse. After he died I guess she thought she didn’t deserve to spend the rest of her life in prison. I hate guns ugh 🤦‍♂️

    Jackson McNuggetsJackson McNuggetsDitë më parë
  • She got away with murder. I don't see how 10 jurors initially thought she was guilty and then changed their minds! One or two, maybe. But, ten?!

    IslandGirlIslandGirlDitë më parë
  • guilty

    V OrvatV OrvatDitë më parë
  • Every video I watch, there's a new animal!

    Megan CoatesMegan CoatesDitë më parë
  • I went to school with her Taylor Street Middle to be exact. We had several classes together , all honor classes. She was extremely intelligent and extremely crazy.

    Tierra NamniTierra NamniDitë më parë
  • It's a tough one. I feel they could have got her for manslaughter

    NathanNathanDitë më parë
  • i don't think he is as innocent as his family and friends are making him out to be. i think it was probably a mutually abusive relationship and i honestly think we can never know what happened that night. she definitely shot him but weather she shot him in self defense or she just got too angry i don't think is something we will ever know because we weren't in that room with them. she definitely pulled the trigger but i don't think we will ever know the circumstances of that night for sure.

    Maya P.Maya P.Ditë më parë
  • In watching all your videos I'm blown away by ALL the mistakes that are made with evidence etc. Unbelievable.

    Patti UptonPatti UptonDitë më parë
  • She grew up around guns, worked in a gun store, and she "accidentally" shot him while passing it over? Yeah, okay.

    ZiaberryZiaberryDitë më parë
  • They're both abusive

    melanie dmelanie dDitë më parë
  • She said she shot him in the 911 call. She killed him.

    Becky BergBecky BergDitë më parë
  • Ok only just started video..but how many friggin animals do you have? I feel like I'm watching the first season of south park with Sparky...

    Andrea CostAndrea CostDitë më parë
    • I mean I'm stoked I love animals!

      Andrea CostAndrea CostDitë më parë
  • She’s totally guilty, and will be labeled a murderer in my book. The justice system failed this young man and his family, and I guarantee you if the roles were flipped it would’ve all played out VERY differently and we all know why

    scubatuck94scubatuck94Ditë më parë
  • Definitely premeditated... she cooked his meal loaded the gun and set off on a rampage!!! Great videos 👍xx

    Chloë GreenhalghChloë Greenhalgh2 ditë më parë
  • Toxic relationship or not, she KILLED this man. & walked away free. So sad for the victim’s family.

    Eugene TheGreattEugene TheGreatt2 ditë më parë
  • I was in a relationship with someone that made everyone believe I was doing things to him but he was extremely abusive to me but none of his friends took the time to hear me out because of the idea that he already put in their head

    Mia MosleyMia Mosley2 ditë më parë
  • I don’t know what the verdict will be but I do think they were abusive to each other. It sounds like one of them was bound to murder the other. And just because someone has sexual trauma in their past, doesn’t mean they wouldn’t look up violent sex things. It can be a coping mechanism for some people. Also if he was abusive to her, she very well could’ve went tracking him down because that’s all she knew. I think they were both abusive though and I think it was murder. I think guns in the house with this relationship was just not a good choice.

    Alyssa DawnAlyssa Dawn2 ditë më parë
  • Wow such bullshit!

    Jasmine PambukyanJasmine Pambukyan2 ditë më parë
  • She got away with murder.

    JayJay2 ditë më parë
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    Thomas SThomas S2 ditë më parë
  • Cases like these are so fucking disgusting. Like it's obvious who the abuser is, oh but men can't get abused??

    Johnny ZeppeliJohnny Zeppeli2 ditë më parë
  • She definitely murdered him but it's clear he was no saint and I do believe he was abusive to her.

    Dee Ca.Dee Ca.2 ditë më parë
  • I agree with what the jury decided. She killed him, but there isn’t enough concrete solid evidence to convict her. Our system is innocent until proven guilty, so their decision seems to be in that vein. Because they couldn’t prove her guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt they had to say ‘not guilty’ unfortunately. Now, regarding the couple both were terrible people and you can’t ignore his threatening messages just because he’s the one who got shot.

    The Winter JuleThe Winter Jule2 ditë më parë
  • Guilty!!!!... that girl should be behind bars right now. The jury dropped the ball big-time!!!!!!!!!!.....

    Ak DragosaniAk Dragosani3 ditë më parë
  • You are a Very Good Story Teller. 🙂

    Ak DragosaniAk Dragosani3 ditë më parë
  • I'm saddened by the verdict but not surprised. Reasonable doubt is tough, and the Prosecutor didn't prove it. But, Mary Kate has a LOT of issues. She got away with it, and I hope anyone who dates her sleeps with one eye open. Her problems didn't go away, they are there, and i hope she's getting counseling, but God help anyone who gets in a relationship with her.. she's dangerous!!!

    Tara LynnTara Lynn3 ditë më parë
  • This was clearly a toxic relationship and it brought out awful sides in the both of them.... but the awful truth is she killed him and she flat out admitted it and I think she should have 100% been held accountable for that.

    Aria DaskAria Dask3 ditë më parë
  • Jury wrong

    Brenda BernierBrenda Bernier3 ditë më parë
  • Guilty

    Brenda BernierBrenda Bernier3 ditë më parë
  • She should be in prison right now.

    0mqlxnaa !0mqlxnaa !3 ditë më parë
  • I think that she should’ve been found guilty - b/c wasn’t there evidence that Steven was preparing to leave her & move to another town?? THAT should’ve been enough evident to show that HE just wanted out. And the fact that she followed & confronted him the day that she killed him. Whatever fight that they had, SHE initiated it....THAT day - which makes her accountable & GUILTY

    The Faire Play ShowThe Faire Play Show3 ditë më parë
  • She’s 100% guilty. Both were toxic. But she killed him.

    kyleen viviankyleen vivian3 ditë më parë
  • This is why people should not have access to guns outside shooting ranges. How twisted is it to be THAT afraid for your life on a daily basis because you know your SO has access to and know how to handle a deadly weapon!?!?!

    Nana KNana K3 ditë më parë
    • Your statements absolutely ridiculous. People shouldn’t have guns LOL. Good luck with that one

      Ak DragosaniAk Dragosani3 ditë më parë
  • My roommate went to school with mk and when she told me about this, it pointed straight to her in my head. She is known to be crazy and has recently been found on tik toc dancing to the song “carol baskin, killed her her husband...” you know the song. Laughing and everyone blew up on her. She’s had to move to another state because everyone knows she did it

    Jessica ChambersJessica Chambers3 ditë më parë
  • It was probably a question of who would be the first to shoot the other. The confession would still have been thrown out because of duress due to the police officers technique of shouting and being aggressive. The EMTs were very crucial in destroying this case by moving the weapon. Also if he was so abusive to her she would be afraid to confront him in public because of potential further abuse at home later. They just got together as a couple too young and were not mature enough to learn how to resolve issues with each other or to know how to mutually end the toxic relationship. I’m just glad there were no children involved. In my personal opinion, she got away with manslaughter, but there was not enough legal evidence for conviction due to gross negligence by supposedly trained individuals. My son, for four years, was in a toxic relationship a lot like this with his girlfriend and I am so thankful that he ended it before she did something like this to him. Because the way it was going, it was just a matter of time. Although she was tinier and he’s a big guy she just had a way of manipulating and harming him physically and emotionally.

    Tanya ReynoldsTanya Reynolds3 ditë më parë
  • At the very least there was enough evidence for involuntary manslaughter. There should be some consequences for her actions. She sought him at that night, forced a confrontation that resulted in him losing his life. I'm not sure exactly what she's guilty of but she's far from innocent.

    Ashley MAshley M3 ditë më parë
  • There wasn’t enough tangible evidence to convict her

    Dakota CharlesDakota Charles3 ditë më parë
  • I think there was enough evidence to put her away for at least 10 years she should not be walking free she took a man's life

    RyleyRyley3 ditë më parë
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    Elizaveta MaroElizaveta Maro3 ditë më parë
  • I know this is unrelated to your video but your dog is so adorable and so chill during your videos. What kind of dog is it? An what is it’s name. So beautiful.

    Shannon BakerShannon Baker3 ditë më parë
  • Fuck hunters

    MéliMéli4 ditë më parë
  • She is a hunter, of course she would do this

    MéliMéli4 ditë më parë
  • I thought she was guilty, but it doesn’t surprise me that she was found not guilty

    Ashley MartinezAshley Martinez4 ditë më parë
  • There’s no proof that he sent all those nasty messages to her. She easily could have sent them to herself from his phone. He may have hit and hollered but I feel that she was toxic for years before and he broke. Funny she didn’t have not one photo of her “bruises”. She also lied about him plunging at her when and she just happened to have a gun pointing at him, yet the police said he was sitting on the corner of the bed and fell back. No doubt there was a big fight going on but she deliberately shot him. In my opinion.

    Deb TurcottDeb Turcott4 ditë më parë
  • Is there a link to where i can read all their text messages?

    Kay DeeKay Dee4 ditë më parë
  • Not enough evidence, and there has be beyond a reasonable doubt and it’s sad they were very toxic for eachother.

    misshasiahallmisshasiahall4 ditë më parë
  • Right off the bat, I don't think this was an accident. She was too well trained with guns, and why was she "Handing Him" the gun? This was anger put in action. I believe.

    Josie FairJosie Fair4 ditë më parë
  • "She loves animals" "she loves to go hunting" uhhhh....

    Leticia VidinhaLeticia Vidinha4 ditë më parë
  • What about manslaughter!!? WTH

    Samantha SotoSamantha Soto4 ditë më parë
  • I think she may be guilty but the text messages he sent would be enough for me to have reasonable doubt. As to you said if they had processed the crime scene correctly and had the taped confession it may have been enough to over come the text messages but without the other evidence I would have to err on the side of caution and aquit her.

    Susan EichelbergerSusan Eichelberger4 ditë më parë
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    C EhC Eh5 ditë më parë
  • Why ? She’s so young why do you want her to rot in jail. It was an alcohol and drug fuelled accident. She was probably in a Blackout anyway. She’s a chronic alcoholic. If you don’t know what a blackout is go to Al-anon and ask. Alcohol and drug cause schizophrenic behaviour. They were not in their right minds. You have to understand the social dynamics. It very complicated and don’t need your down pat judgement:

    JonfomawJonfomaw5 ditë më parë
  • Doubt, not guilty.

    Fran ReidFran Reid5 ditë më parë
  • Not guilty.

    Fran ReidFran Reid5 ditë më parë
  • How can someone be a good person when their favourite pastime is to hunt and kill animals?

    Fran ReidFran Reid5 ditë më parë
  • I think her actions spoke louder than his words imo

    Baylie KapavikBaylie Kapavik5 ditë më parë
  • Nah that bish is guilty and should be in jail. The lack of confidence in her own story is enough

    Baylie KapavikBaylie Kapavik5 ditë më parë
  • Yes she is. If he was sitting and her whole defense story was he came at her ... But he was shot on a corner of a bed wth

    Mercedes JoyceMercedes Joyce5 ditë më parë
  • They lived about 7 minutes from me....I knew them.........

    Brandon StuartBrandon Stuart5 ditë më parë
  • Love your videos... one thing that I notice a lot is your eyes are always going to the right... are u looking at something?? Not being mean I love your videos just wondering!!

    bagarozzi927bagarozzi9275 ditë më parë
  • All i could think of when she said Marry Katherine, was Marry. Katherine. Gallagher. Lol

    Shades of indigoShades of indigo5 ditë më parë
  • I mean, whether she shot him or not is not in question, for sure. But I can't really say with the text message evidence and stuff that it was one sided murder. I think it was definitely manslaughter, but I suspect they were both abusive to each other.

    xJadeWolfxxxJadeWolfxx5 ditë më parë
  • She should have gotten some time. Lesser charge maybe. You leave someone. You don't shoot them.

    K JK J5 ditë më parë
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  • I've been in an abusive relationship where my ex would claim that I was crazy however, he was extremely verbally and physically abusive towards me. It literally made me crazy and I ended up starting to physically defend myself before he would have a chance to hit me. I ended up living in my truck after I hit him for the first time because I knew that our relationship was toxic and that one of us would end up dying if someone didn't end it. understand where she is coming from if her abuse is true. But I think that a gun is extreme and you know what happens when you shoot someone. So I believe she is still guilty regardless.

    Kaity GreenKaity Green5 ditë më parë
  • “She feels extremely guilty” ??? she guilty

    Adrienne BettesAdrienne Bettes5 ditë më parë
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    Jake HartlineJake Hartline5 ditë më parë
  • So...she wasn't a very good sub

    Zen DissonanceZen Dissonance5 ditë më parë
  • The precious dog in the back 🥺

  • They had a really TOXIC relationship and she got away with murderrr

    Jocelyn RJocelyn R5 ditë më parë
  • This whole story reeks of victim blaming. The whole "you wouldn't track down your abuser" part really bothers me. How many women get into abusive, toxic relationships? A LOT. I know one. And guess what? He beats the crap out of her all the time, but because they have a TRAUMA BOND she is desperately attached to him. They get addicted to the highs that come after the lows. It's literally like a drug addiction. I actually kind of believe her and feel like it's possible she lied in the beginning because she didn't want to get in trouble. You justifying his horribly abusive words as "people say stuff when they're angry sometimes". I really thought you were better than that. Wow, super disappointed that you are justifying abuse.

    Ashley LAshley L5 ditë më parë
  • Weather the relationship was toxic or not she admitted to killing him out of anger, not self defense

    Susan StephensonSusan Stephenson6 ditë më parë
  • I can't finish this due to the amount of times her name is repeated omg

    Lara Lee-AndersonLara Lee-Anderson6 ditë më parë
  • It’s obvious she did it. She said it in the 911 call.

    Christina FernandezChristina Fernandez6 ditë më parë
  • She's guilty. She deserves to serve time for killing him especially with training on how to use a gun. And her story changed over and over. And they proved he was sitting on the edge of the mattress! Does not seem like self defense. She should have a least recieved manslaughter if not second degree murder.

    Trina NicolayTrina Nicolay6 ditë më parë
  • Jack in the box defense = GUILTY Edit... guess not

    David QuinnDavid Quinn6 ditë më parë
  • I could see that happening the way she said. If he were lunge toward it seems like that might be where it’d hit

    Alyssa StewartAlyssa Stewart6 ditë më parë
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    David QuinnDavid Quinn6 ditë më parë
  • She’s definitely guilty!! Wouldn’t be surprised if she kills another partner later on in life

    riri558riri5586 ditë më parë
  • Whatever public defender took her to trial with that evidence needs to be disbarred. You could maybe pull off a manslaughter or seconddegree but a self-defense charge knowing that she has multiple anecdotal incidences of mild violence is a straight loser

    Marshall WolfeMarshall Wolfe6 ditë më parë
  • I live in griffin Georgia and I NEVER even heard about this! Goes to show how much they told our town about it!

    Jenna GreeneJenna Greene6 ditë më parë
  • The audio file was corrupted now I absolutely do not believe the place they do shit like that all the time when they don’t have enough evidence to convict just make shit up and send innocent people to jail. What’s more likely happened was yeah she was yelling and her boyfriend with a gun and maybe accidentally shot him. But that hesitation in knowing she was going to kill him and accidentally killing him is the difference between manslaughter and first degree.

    Marshall WolfeMarshall Wolfe6 ditë më parë
  • I think that she did it but I also think that the jury made the correct decision. If they were not convinced, they should not find her guilty.

    Aeriaa0Aeriaa06 ditë më parë
  • the problem is the DA decided to charge her with murder instead of manslaughter. had they charged her with manslaughter, she would have gone to prison for she confessed on 911 tape that she shot him. Yes, she killed him. Yes it was a toxic and abusive relationship. And frankly, it could have been an accident. It's possible that she expected it to go like before when she threatened him but this time she squeezed the trigger instead. That can happen to the most well trained marksman in any heat of the moment. It's also possible she was going to threaten to kill herself when she loaded it. It was not self defense but they didn't charge her correctly either.

    Rachel CodyRachel Cody6 ditë më parë
  • I don't understand the verdict. No matter why she did it, she still took someone's life just because she was angry. She should have went to jail for some time, at least. You can defend yourself without killing someone, and someone as experienced in guns as her should have known what to do not to kill him. I don't think she should have just been able to get out of this so easily.

    Georgia A. PsoraGeorgia A. Psora6 ditë më parë
  • that is total BS

    KrystenKrysten6 ditë më parë
  • they both abused eachother imho. she still should’ve been convicted

    MMD-Determinat-ionMMD-Determinat-ion6 ditë më parë
  • I have been physically. emotionally, mentally, and sexually abused from an ex husband. Now with that being said I would NEVER go back to him. Once an ex always an ex. On and Off again relationships NEVER work. It looks like they had a toxic relationship and it looks like it was a matter of time before one of them killed the other. I believe Mary Katherine killed him out of anger.

    GothicSnailGothicSnail6 ditë më parë
  • I think she’s guilty and her lawyers told her to go with the self defence because she changed her story so many times

    Piano PersonPiano Person6 ditë më parë
  • I think she guilty that is no reason to kill no one cause I mean he might had been abuseve but that is no reason to kill no one

    Meredith SpiveyMeredith Spivey6 ditë më parë