Channel 9 has the 911 call from the recent homicide case near Kannapolis.
The call edits out the caller's name, but public court records state Chuck Reeves found 62-year-old Shirley Pierce stabbed and beaten to death in her bathtub in her house on Evandale Road and called 911.
"I think somebody put her in the bathtub," he said.
He said he was engaged to Shirley Pierce and that she was cold and her eyes were still open.
The dispatcher asked, "Do you think she's beyond help?" He said, "Yes."
He said there was blood on the floor, some of which he thought someone tried to bleach out.
Investigators arrested Marlene Johnson.
In a new court document, Johnson apparently called a friend and told her somebody killed Pierce, police were "trying to blame her for it," but that she "did not do it."
According to another new court paper, the day Pierce died, investigators hadn't named a suspect and Johnson was randomly passing a Huntersville police officer, stopped and told the officer she was a suspect in the case but "didn't do it and had an alibi."
Apparently, the officer didn't know what she was talking about, ran her name, didn't see any warrant for her arrest, because there wasn't one yet and let her go.