Family of man allegedly run over, killed by wife speaks out

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Katherine Seals, 28, told Eyewitness News on Tuesday she didn't mean to kill her husband. Now we're hearing from the victim's family for the first time. (KTRK)

Family members of a man allegedly run over by his wife say she was always the aggressor.

Katherine Seals, 28, has been charged with the murder of her husband, Justin Campbell. Prosecutors say Seals was so angry during a fight in December that she jumped into the driver's seat of their car, stomped on the gas pedal and hit him. Campbell died two weeks later. Seals was charged this week.

In a tearful jailhouse interview, Seals didn't deny hitting him but said she didn't mean to.

"It was an accident -- a major accident. I feel horrible. I took my best friend and my children's father. I loved him so much," Seals told Eyewitness News.

Friday night, Campbell's family gathered on Houston's Southside to celebrate his birthday. He would have turned 28.

"He's not here but he's still in our hearts," said Sharon Campbell, Justin's aunt. "We miss him terribly."

His family takes issue with Seals' version of events. They believe she hit her husband on purpose. They had been married a year and Campbell's family says she was always the aggressor.

"He was walking away. That's no accident," said Sharon Campbell. "The volatile relationship, that's on her. He got out of the car to get away."

Family and friends said a prayer and released balloons. They also chanted for justice.

The couple have a one year old son. Seals also has a 5-year-old daughter.

"These children lost a loving father and a good provider and they also lost a mother. There are no winners."

Seals remains in jail on a $500,000 bond.

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