The prosecution and defense agree that a Macon woman was at her father’s house recuperating from heart surgery May 25 when she called her boyfriend and thought she heard him having sex with another woman.
They also agree that Lisa Michelle Mack, 42, went to 49-year-old Jerald Corbin’s home on Radio Drive, and Corbin was shot in the shoulder. He died about a week later at a hospital.
Other events leading up to Corbin’s death, however, are in dispute.
Mack appeared in Bibb County Superior Court Thursday asking that a bond be set for her release. Since her case wasn’t indicted within 90 days of her arrest, she’s entitled to a bond by law.
After hearing arguments from both sides, Judge Verda Colvin set Mack’s bond at $175,000.
Prosecutor Larissa Olliverre said Mack’s case hasn’t been presented to a grand jury because the district attorney’s office has been waiting on confirmation from Corbin’s autopsy that his death was a homicide.
“We recently received that confirmation,” Olliverre said.
At some point before the shooting, Mack confronted Corbin about her suspicion that he was cheating on her and told him, “I have several personalities, and none of them like you cheating on me,” Olliverre said.
On Memorial Day, Mack called Corbin from her father’s house and heard Corbin and another woman “moaning” and “other things that made her come to the conclusion” that he was cheating, Olliverre said.
Mack’s lawyer, Lauren Dixon, described what her client heard as Corbin having sex.
Olliverre said Mack called a friend and asked for a ride to Corbin’s house.
Along the way, they stopped at Mack’s mother’s house and retrieved a gun kept on the side of the house, Olliverre said.
She used a key to enter Corbin’s home. When Mack spotted the other woman, Mack said she wasn’t there “for her,” but instead was there for Corbin, Olliverre said.
Dixon argued that the gun used in the shooting belonged to Corbin, and he’d hidden it beneath a floorboard. She said Mack didn’t take the gun to the house when she came over to confront Corbin.
“We don’t know how he got shot,” Dixon said during the hearing. “We don’t know if they were struggling with the gun or if it was an accident.”
Mack and her mother took Corbin to the hospital. The injury wasn’t life-threatening, Dixon said.
Mack and Corbin had been dating for three years. “They had plans to get married,” Dixon said.
Mack has a history of mental illness and has received treatment, she said.
Olliverre said Mack has past convictions for battery and burglary, with a history of more than a dozen arrests in Bibb County.
She expressed concern that Mack, if released on bond, may try to sway witnesses’ stories since she contends that Mack’s mother and daughter returned to Corbin’s house to find and hide the gun.
Mack’s case is set to be presented to a grand jury Oct. 6.