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Man with bullet in brain drives himself to work, hospital (girlfriend/shooter commits suicide)
nj online ^ | Last updated Dec. 29, 2005 | TONY BRIGGS

Posted on 12/29/2005 4:29:55 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican

PORT ORANGE -- A man who woke up this morning bleeding from a bullet wound to his forehead later drove himself to work, and then to a hospital, where he was in stable condition this afternoon after undergoing brain surgery, Port Orange police said.

Glen Betterley, 53, of 5267 Orange Ave., told police he woke up about 4:30 a.m. and noticed blood on his face but didn't know know where it came from. He asked his girlfriend, Emma Lorene Larsen, 65, if she was responsible but she could not explain it. So he washed his face and went back to bed.

When the bleeding continued and could not be stopped, Betterley told police he got up at 6:30 a.m. and drove himself to work to leave a message explaining he was going to the hospital.

The emergency room staff at Halifax Medical Center concluded Betterley had been shot and called police. After talking to him, police contacted Larsen by telephone to tell her they wanted to question her. A short time later, officers outside of Betterley's home said they heard a single gunshot. They forced their way into the house and found Larsen dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head.


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1 posted on 12/29/2005 4:29:57 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
"Man with bullet in brain drives himself to work, hospital (girlfriend/shooter commits suicide)"

Just damn!!!
2 posted on 12/29/2005 4:30:47 PM PST by jdm (QOY "I'd hit it. Then I'd turn it over, praise Allah, and hit it again." Lazamataz on Osama's niece.)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

He went to work????


3 posted on 12/29/2005 4:30:49 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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How the heck did he sleep thru that? Was he drugged?


4 posted on 12/29/2005 4:31:00 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: mhking
ping.
5 posted on 12/29/2005 4:31:06 PM PST by jdm (QOY "I'd hit it. Then I'd turn it over, praise Allah, and hit it again." Lazamataz on Osama's niece.)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

obviously he had a harder head than she did


6 posted on 12/29/2005 4:31:25 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Peace de Resistance! Viva la Paper towels!)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
You might be an alcoholic if:

After getting shot in the head, you wash your face and go back to bed.

7 posted on 12/29/2005 4:32:42 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

"After getting shot in the head, you wash your face and go back to bed."

LOL!!!


8 posted on 12/29/2005 4:33:12 PM PST by jdm (QOY "I'd hit it. Then I'd turn it over, praise Allah, and hit it again." Lazamataz on Osama's niece.)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

I would've asked for 8 hours sick leave. Those bleeding heads always are a sign I shouldn't go in that day.


9 posted on 12/29/2005 4:33:16 PM PST by toddlintown (Lennon takes six bullets to the chest, Yoko is standing right next to him and not one f'ing bullet?)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

With girlfriends like this, who needs enemies?


10 posted on 12/29/2005 4:33:32 PM PST by fhayek
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

just damn. unfrickingbelievable


11 posted on 12/29/2005 4:33:35 PM PST by diverteach
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

So he was 53 years old, she was 65, and SHE SHOOTS HIM? You've come a long way, baby.


12 posted on 12/29/2005 4:33:37 PM PST by Spok (Est omnis de civilitate.)
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To: TexasCajun

Made me laugh out loud.


13 posted on 12/29/2005 4:34:13 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
They forced their way into the house and found Larsen dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Practice makes perfect.

14 posted on 12/29/2005 4:34:35 PM PST by My2Cents (Dead people voting is the closest the Democrats come to believing in eternal life.)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

Dang, man. That is quite a story.


15 posted on 12/29/2005 4:34:40 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

This is not the first time I have heard a story like this. Sometimes people get shot in the head and are not aware of it.


16 posted on 12/29/2005 4:34:54 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

There must've been brain damage. I know I wouldn't have gone back to sleep under those circumstances unless there was some kind of brain damage. Man, lucky guy (or unlucky guy, depending on how you want to look at it)!


17 posted on 12/29/2005 4:35:11 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

Brain dead - lives with a hag that will shoot him, and then does not even know he was shot - brain dead - pin a do not revive sign on his chest and let him pass.


18 posted on 12/29/2005 4:35:18 PM PST by kentj
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To: fhayek

I guess she didn't like the present he gave her.


19 posted on 12/29/2005 4:35:46 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
They forced their way into the house and found Larsen dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Practice makes perfect.

20 posted on 12/29/2005 4:35:52 PM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: savedbygrace

HA!!


21 posted on 12/29/2005 4:36:24 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

I tell you, THIS is a man you want working for your business.


22 posted on 12/29/2005 4:36:32 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

"Sorry, boss, I gotta headache like you wouldn't believe. Think I'm gonna have it checked out..."


23 posted on 12/29/2005 4:36:51 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: FormerACLUmember; TexasCajun
Sometimes people get shot in the head and are not aware of it.

Made me laugh out loud again.

24 posted on 12/29/2005 4:37:10 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Dangit ethel did you do something to me to cause this blood ?

No ? Ok fine well then I'm going to get some sleep then and figure this out in the morning.

Two hours later

Aw heck I'll never get any sleep with all this blood pouring out of my head. Guess I'll drive over to work and let them know I won't be on time today because I've got this hole in my head with blood coming out and I think maybe the doc should get a look at it.


Who in the world does this ?

This man is tough as nails.
25 posted on 12/29/2005 4:38:28 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: LibWhacker
I would NEVER go back to sleep after being shot in the head unless I had brain damage, too!

This thread is cracking me up.

26 posted on 12/29/2005 4:38:35 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
"When the bleeding continued and could not be stopped, Betterley told police he got up at 6:30 a.m. and drove himself to work to leave a message explaining he was going to the hospital."

That deserves an award for Employee of the Month from his employer at the very least.

27 posted on 12/29/2005 4:38:48 PM PST by Unmarked Package
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To: Rakkasan1
I'm guessing she shot him with a .22 or .25

Hitting the strong bones of the forehead, the shot bullet probably did not penetrate the skull

28 posted on 12/29/2005 4:38:49 PM PST by SauronOfMordor (A planned society is most appealing to those with the hubris to think they will be the planners)
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To: LibWhacker

I would guess she wiped out some nerves running from his forehead. I have to wonder why she didn't try for round 2 when he asked her about it though.


29 posted on 12/29/2005 4:39:12 PM PST by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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To: SauronOfMordor

Bet she was shocked when he sat up hours later.


30 posted on 12/29/2005 4:39:35 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: FormerACLUmember

Must have used a 22 and it must not have bounced around inside. He didnt feel it since there are no pain nerves in the brain. Lucky guy.


31 posted on 12/29/2005 4:39:35 PM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

ran into a guy with an arrow thru his temple in the e.r. once.
he was actually standing at the triage window talking to the
nurse about what happened. of course his ol' pop quickly said
that it didnt matter how it happened he just needed a dr...

well yeah, i guess so!


drove myself to the e.r. in the middle of the night with an incredibly
painful! kidney stone just last month. it was an awful night!


32 posted on 12/29/2005 4:39:38 PM PST by leda (One brown eyed babe who's headed for a better life.)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

Bookmarked to read when I think I have had a bad day...


33 posted on 12/29/2005 4:39:54 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: festus

Did you cause this blood. Nice wording. Very funny.


34 posted on 12/29/2005 4:40:08 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: SauronOfMordor

But he had brain surgery


35 posted on 12/29/2005 4:40:53 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: teenyelliott

Actually, it is plausible. Depends which part of the brain was shot.


36 posted on 12/29/2005 4:41:07 PM PST by patton ("Hard Drive Cemetary" - forthcoming best seller)
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To: patton

Oh, don't wreck my laughing. Stop being so series.


37 posted on 12/29/2005 4:42:01 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: Sidebar Moderator

Didnt mean to mispost it; it was breaking news here http://www.news-journalonline.com/ so thought I'd be okay


38 posted on 12/29/2005 4:42:15 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

I hear thats why married men learn to sleep with one eye open.


39 posted on 12/29/2005 4:44:14 PM PST by carlr
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To: teenyelliott

ok, the guy was a moose. Probably full of head cheese.


40 posted on 12/29/2005 4:44:19 PM PST by patton ("Hard Drive Cemetary" - forthcoming best seller)
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To: Spok

He must've been running around with a younger woman, aged 63.


41 posted on 12/29/2005 4:45:45 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: TexasCajun

The guy must be a real hardhead!


42 posted on 12/29/2005 4:47:25 PM PST by albee ("Those that bite the hand that feeds them will lick the boot that kicks them!" - Eric Hoffer)
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To: patton

Head cheese. Yum.


43 posted on 12/29/2005 4:49:07 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: teenyelliott

LOL. Ralph.


44 posted on 12/29/2005 4:50:47 PM PST by patton ("Hard Drive Cemetary" - forthcoming best seller)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

That guy must have a head of solid bone. This thread is cracking me up!


45 posted on 12/29/2005 4:51:50 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (I am the Chieftain of my Clan. I bow to nobody. Get out of my way.)
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To: patton

46 posted on 12/29/2005 4:53:38 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican; Owl_Eagle; Sam's Army; Lazamataz; Darksheare; pissant; Dashing Dasher; ...
I guess she figured out how to use the gun properly the second time.

WOW, practice really does make perfect.

47 posted on 12/29/2005 4:54:18 PM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: teenyelliott

Scrapple?


48 posted on 12/29/2005 4:54:58 PM PST by patton ("Hard Drive Cemetary" - forthcoming best seller)
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To: patton
Now you've gone too far. I must go vomit now.

My life was better before I knew what that was.

49 posted on 12/29/2005 4:56:12 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: teenyelliott

LOLOLOLOL. Welcome to VA.


50 posted on 12/29/2005 4:57:45 PM PST by patton ("Hard Drive Cemetary" - forthcoming best seller)
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