Emotions run high inside Shelby County courtroom for murder victim’s family

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Chaos erupted in a Shelby County courtroom on Thursday as a murder victim’s family gathered to show support for their lost loved one.

Joshua Fisher was being arraigned on charges of domestic violence against Bria Issac. She was found shot to death in her Midtown apartment back in October.

“He shot my baby in the head twice and once in her chest, then he lived there in the apartment three days while my daughter was bent backwards over a bathtub,” said Melissa Isaac, the victim's mother.

Isaac’s family told WREG they thought Thursday’s hearing was for the murder charge and didn’t realize it was for a previous assault case against Isaac. So, when they heard the judge's decision to grant a low bond amount, their emotions took over.

Several family members started screaming and tried moving towards the front of the courtroom where Fisher was.

One by one, a guard shoved them out of the courtroom before locking WREG's news crew and others in. Their target, Fisher, stood in the courtroom unfazed through it all.

“We just want justice, that’s all. That’s all we’re here for," said Isaac's brother. “That man killed my mothaf**king sister.”

Guards detained one of Isaac's family members during the escort out of the building.

“That was my oldest daughter and I found her, and now they’re going to arrest my little nephew, which he was speaking up like all of us because we was misled," said Isaac's mom. "We misunderstood what the judge had said.”

Isaac’s family said Bria was planning on leaving Fisher and believe that’s why he killed her.

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