Fatal Shooting of Albany Woman Sky Lemmons-Dixon Linked to Domestic Abuse Case and Boyfriend’s Jail Calls

Albany, N.Y. – In a tragic turn of events, the disappearance and subsequent death of Sky Lemmons-Dixon has left the community reeling. The young woman, who had testified against her former boyfriend, Houston Ketter III, in a criminal case, was found with a gunshot wound to her head on Christmas morning. She passed away a week later at Albany Medical Center Hospital.

Lemmons-Dixon had testified about the horrifying domestic violence she experienced at the hands of Ketter, which included being pressed with a scalding-hot pot and being set on fire. Her disappearance just days before Ketter’s trial prompted prosecutors to read her grand jury testimony into the record, resulting in Ketter being found guilty of torturing her and attempting to murder another woman.

However, despite Ketter being sentenced to 50 years to life in prison, someone shot Lemmons-Dixon in her home, raising questions about potential connections to Ketter or his associates. Authorities have been tight-lipped about the investigation, and no evidence linking the murder to Ketter has been made public.

Before her disappearance, Lemmons-Dixon had expressed concerns for her safety due to threats made against her for cooperating with the prosecution. The judge presiding over the case noted the fear Lemmons-Dixon had voiced regarding the defendant’s criminal case and the threats against her life. This context is crucial in understanding the events leading up to her disappearance and subsequent death.

Ketter’s trial and the subsequent events surrounding Lemmons-Dixon’s disappearance and death shed light on the complexities and dangers involved in domestic violence cases. The community awaits further developments in the ongoing investigation into Lemmons-Dixon’s homicide, urging anyone with information to come forward and assist the authorities in bringing justice for her tragic death.