LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A woman, whose boyfriend is accused of shooting her at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, testified Wednesday at his preliminary hearing.
Tabatha Kane took the stand to face her boyfriend and the father of her two children for the first time since he was accused of shooting her outside of the hotel two months ago.
“I’m just thankful to be alive,” Kane said.
During Michael Green’s preliminary hearing, Kane said that she had moved on with another man, but she wanted to make Green jealous.
“I didn’t think that it would ever end up like this, Kane said.
She admitted sending Green explicit photos of her new boyfriend. She said that minutes before the shooting, with her two children by her side, a tattoo on her chest of her new boyfriend’s name enraged Green.
Police said Green then grabbed a gun and shot her in the back of the head.
“It’s healing. I just get migraine headaches,” Kane said.
The day of the shooting, Green fled with the couple’s children, but hours later surrendered to police.
“The gun went off by accident,” Green said to us while being handcuffed by police.
The lead officer in the case testified in the hearing.
“She told me that he was actually pointing the gun at her as he approached,” Det. Mark O’Donnell testified.
As for accusations that Green kidnapped their kids, Kane admitted that she initially lied to authorities. She said that she actually told Green to take them.
“Because I didn’t think that he was going to, he wasn’t going to do anything to them,” Kane said.
Outside of the courthouse, Green’s father said that his son carried a gun for protection.
“He’s kind of like got some enemies out there in the streets and stuff and he was kind of like protecting himself. He didn’t want to be caught without the gun,” Fred Green said.
The couple’s children were in foster care.
“Whatever it takes for me to get my kids back, that’s what I want,” Kane said.
The judge ruled that there was more than enough evidence for a trial.
Green’s arraignment was set for May 23 and he was being held on $2 million bail.