Friends and family gathered Saturday to pay tribute to Crystal Hillman, the victim in the so-called shrine killing. 39-year-old Anitra Braxton is accused of killing the 20-year-old woman just before Christmas.  Phoenix police discovered Hillman’s body on Braxton’s couch covered with a towel.  Braxton told police Hillman’s body

was a “shrine from God.”  Braxton later told police she shot Hillman in the eye for not believing in God.  Braxton has been booked for first degree murder charges.  Her first court appearance will be Wednesday, January 6.

Kris Dugan