Whitehall Woman Charged With Killing Her Son's Father By Jim Letizia • Nov 8, 2019 ShareTweetEmail A Whitehall woman is charged with shooting and killing her son's father last night. 53-year-old Thomas Battle was killed at a home in the 4000 block of Josephus Lane. 38-year-old Crystal Lanier is facing a murder charge. No word on a motive. Tags: Thomas BattleCrystal LanierJosephus LaneShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread.