Skip to comments.Domestic Dispute Ends in Deadly Shooting (Texas)
Posted on 12/21/2008 3:54:12 AM PST by BnBlFlag
Domestic dispute ends in a deadly shooting Conroe police say altercation arose when father tried to take children Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle Dec. 20, 2008, 9:26PM Share Print Email Del.icio.usDiggTechnoratiYahoo! BuzzA woman's 80-year-old grandfather fatally shot her estranged husband after he tried to take their two children from the grandparents' house, Conroe police said Saturday. Brice Wade Boudreaux, 32, died Friday evening at the home on Silver Creek Drive in Conroe, police said in a statement. The investigation was ongoing Saturday, and it was not immediately clear whether the grandfather would face charges. He was questioned by police and released. According to police, Boudreaux's estranged wife and children have been living with her grandparents for about five months.
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Don’t pick a fight with an old man.
He will just kill you.
If this had been in Austin, the old guy would likely have charges...but this was in Conroe...and I’m thinking he is pretty safe. Although some relative could put up civil court proceedings claiming unnecessary actions. What they don’t say is how many shots were fired....and I’m thinking if it was just one...the old guy was a pretty good shot.
Boudreaux again pushed the older man and allegedly struck him in the chest area where he recently had a pacemaker inserted, police said.
Conroe Police say altercation arose when man tried to takr children.
The link would not post. See the above story on the front page under the above title under Top Stories.
Boudreaux and his wife (Berwicks granddaughter) were in the process of getting a divorce, Berry said. The preliminary investigation indicated the younger man went to the elderly mans residence where he attempted to take his two small children, a female toddler and a slightly older male, he said. The children and their mother have lived there for approximately five months and she and Boudreaux were in the process of divorcing, Berry said.
Berry said there were prior calls for service at the residence, but did not elaborate on the nature of the calls.
I didn't find the story at the link, but you know the back story is a battle over custody and visitation.
Grandpa followed him around, so self defense isn’t much of a defense here, is it?
I wonder why the mother didn’t have them, but placed them with an 80 yo couple?, wow, the kids must have worn them out.
I wonder if this is a case of the mother hiding them to punish the father, and then him finding them and getting killed for trying to see his kids.
oops, excuse please, the mom lived there too, I just noticed that part.
Isn’t divorce grand? /s
Paw-Paw with a pacemaker pulls a peacemaker; grandkids are AOK ... film at 10PM.
“Isn’t divorce grand”?
It can be anywhere from bad to horrible but it usually does’t end in death. I’m sure more facts will come out about this case. I strongly suspect the soon to be ex-husband was a spouse abuser.
How do we know that the father didn’t have a legal right to be with his children? I’ll wait on this one.
1.)Grandpa didn't follow him around. The guy was there without permission which effectively means, in a lot of states, that he was breaking and entering. He pushed Grandpa out of the way when Grandpa tried to stop him from coming in. Grandpa tried to get him to leave peacefully but daddy wanted to take the children and got physical with grandpa by striking him in the chest. I have a pace maker and if any a**hat hits me in the chest they are also going to be shot.
2.)The mother IS living with granparents. The article clearly states that she has been staying there "with her children for about 5 months" while in a divorce proceeding.
If this guy had a problem with the custody, of if his wife acted unlawfully he should have gone to court. In most states his actions would be considered kidnapping. I know, they are his children also but you don't have the right to go into your ex-wife's residence and forcibly take the kids. Grandpa acted within the law IMO.
“Jesse Berwick, the owner of the home, allegedly would not allow Boudreaux to take his children. He ordered Boudreaux to leave his residence. Boudreaux reportedly refused to leave and pushed Berwick out of his way.
Police were told that 80-year-old Berwick then got his gun from another room. When Boudreaux reportedly still refused to leave, a shoving match ensued on the homeowners driveway.
It was during this time that Boudreaux apparently struck Berwick in the chest where his pacemaker had recently been placed.
Berwick told police that he felt his life was threatened, and he reportedly fired the weapon, striking Boudreaux in the torso area.”
Sounds like Brice was a fool. A dead fool now. If he had a legal right for visitation and the family was refusing - he should have had the sheriff’s office send a deputy with him instead of trying to play big shot with an old man who acted in self defense.