Skip to comments.Police: Woman shooting at dog misses, kills husband
Posted on 07/17/2011 4:00:53 AM PDT by mmanagerEdited on 07/17/2011 8:15:04 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Police in Mississippi say a woman opened fire on a puppy that had threatened children, but wound up shooting and killing her husband.
Witnesses tell police that the pit bull named "Cocaine" had lunged at some children and tried to attack them on Friday. The dead man's son says the children were taken inside and his father picked the dog up.
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May I nominate her for Darwin of the Year? Or maybe it was just a one shot, one kill scenario.
Is this bad writing or was the deceased holding the dog when she was allegedly trying to shoot it? Could it have been an opportune moment for the shooter?
What could have happened? They sound like a real intelligent family, owning pit bulls with kids around. And what normal family wouldn’t give their dog a name like “Cocaine”? /s
Sounds to me like she shot after the husband picked up the dog. Did she think she was Annie Oakly and could shoot the dog out of her husbands hands? I bet he was thinking Oh, Sh**, I shouldn’t have yelled at her this morning!
The mind is its own place, and in it self
Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.
Why do I get the feeling we will see a story in a day or two headlined, `Husband Shooter Told Boyfriend ``I`ll Make It Look Like An Accident`` ...or `Puppy Slay Widow`s Last Words To Hubby She Shot: ``You Play Joan Burroughs This Time`` ?
a better link to the story
A while back I started a “Let me guess” scorecard. I keep it on my bulletin board. This story marks my 68th “correct” guess versus three “incorrect.”
My hunch is that she actually missed the big dog twice!
Guy apparently was holding the dog and the woman tried to shoot the dog while he was holding it. I mean, maybe Doc Holiday could feel good about making a pistol shot like that....
No, a freak accident would be something like she dropped the pistol, it went off and killed the husband. She pointed the gun in his direction and pulled the trigger. She may not have meant to hit him but she did - nothing freakish about that.
Also, if I read your comment correctly you're saying the family owned the dogs. They did not they belonged to neighbors. And, for a Darwin award she would have had to have shot herself, not her husband.
That’s what I thought when I read that. Unfortunately can’t be a Darwin Award because the stupid one didn’t die.
Eating too many brilliant beans.
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