Brittany Smith, 32, (left) claims she was brutally raped and beaten by Todd Smith, 38, (right) at her home in Stevenson, Alabama, in January 2018. Todd threatened to kill Brittany if she told anyone what had happened - but she managed to covertly inform her brother, Chris McCallie (inset together), who showed up at her home soon after and confronted Todd. When Todd refused to leave, he and Chris got in a violent altercation which ended with Brittany fatally shooting her alleged attacker before calling police. A rape kit showed severe injuries and indicated that Brittany had been raped, but she was still charged with Todd's murder two days later. Brittany recounted the horror ordeal in an interview with the New Yorker published Monday as she gears up for a court hearing this month where she will argue a Stand Your Ground defense. If convicted, Brittany will join countless other women imprisoned for violent acts committed against men they've accused of sexual abuse and domestic violence.