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Police: Woman shooting at dog misses, kills husband
KMOV.com ^ | 7/16/11 | KMOV.com

Posted on 07/17/2011 4:00:53 AM PDT by mmanager

Edited 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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: cocaine; darwin; pitbulls
Sounds like such a well rounded family. The other pitbull named "Blunt" was not hurt in the shooting. /s

May I nominate her for Darwin of the Year? Or maybe it was just a one shot, one kill scenario.

1 posted on 07/17/2011 4:01:01 AM PDT by mmanager
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To: mmanager

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?


2 posted on 07/17/2011 4:12:11 AM PDT by Truth29
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4 posted on 07/17/2011 4:15:09 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: mmanager

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


5 posted on 07/17/2011 4:30:58 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: Truth29

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!


6 posted on 07/17/2011 4:43:35 AM PDT by calex59
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To: equaviator

The mind is its own place, and in it self
Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.


7 posted on 07/17/2011 4:56:20 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Truth29
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?

That is what the kid said, and also that the kids were inside the house and out of danger already. So why shoot the dog at that point? Hmmm...
8 posted on 07/17/2011 4:58:25 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: mmanager

9 posted on 07/17/2011 5:05:15 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: mmanager
It was then that police say Betty Walker fired twice, hitting the dog once and her husband once in the chest. Jackson police spokeswoman Colendula Green says the death of 53-year-old Robert Walker appears to have been accidental.
Appears to have been accidental? Must be the Sheila Jackson police.
10 posted on 07/17/2011 5:05:25 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: mmanager
It was then that police say Betty Walker fired twice, hitting the dog once and her husband once in the chest. Jackson police spokeswoman Colendula Green says the death of 53-year-old Robert Walker appears to have been accidental.
Appears to have been accidental? Must be the Sheila Jackson police.
11 posted on 07/17/2011 5:05:40 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: mmanager

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`` ?


12 posted on 07/17/2011 5:06:23 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: mmanager

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110717/NEWS/107170347/Man-holding-pit-bull-when-shot-son-says?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home

a better link to the story


13 posted on 07/17/2011 5:11:24 AM PDT by loucon
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To: expat1000

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.”


14 posted on 07/17/2011 5:19:51 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: hflynn

My hunch is that she actually missed the big dog twice!


15 posted on 07/17/2011 5:31:11 AM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: mmanager

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....


16 posted on 07/17/2011 5:31:50 AM PDT by varmintman
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"It was a freak accident," Walker Jr. said. "I don't know what else to say."

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.

17 posted on 07/17/2011 5:34:35 AM PDT by hometoroost (Per Oceander: The only guarantees in life are death, taxes, and stupidity.)
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To: Roccus
I can guess what you are guessing. Scratch that - I know!
18 posted on 07/17/2011 5:42:18 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Truth29

That’s what I thought when I read that. Unfortunately can’t be a Darwin Award because the stupid one didn’t die.


19 posted on 07/17/2011 5:47:56 AM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: mmanager

Eating too many brilliant beans.


20 posted on 07/17/2011 5:53:58 AM PDT by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
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To: expat1000
Photobucket
21 posted on 07/17/2011 6:13:43 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: mmanager

My dog Sodomy was a great dog so long as he didn’t start humping your leg. It never ended well.


22 posted on 07/17/2011 6:15:22 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: expat1000; Roccus

Amish! Right??


23 posted on 07/17/2011 6:22:44 AM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: Roccus

Let me guess - you guess the same choice every time, and are right 95% of the time...


24 posted on 07/17/2011 6:25:55 AM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: Mr Rogers

Funny how that works out, eh?

To be honest, I pick and choose which stories I guess at depending on the story itself.


25 posted on 07/17/2011 6:34:11 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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And what normal family wouldn’t give their dog a name like “Cocaine”?

Well, I guess the woman didn't turn out to be the heroin in this situation.

26 posted on 07/17/2011 6:39:51 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: hometoroost
"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."

I had a 1st Sergeant who was as wise as he was mean and loud. One of his sayings:

"There is no such thing as 'friendly fire' - everything in front of a bullet is its enemy."

27 posted on 07/17/2011 6:42:15 AM PDT by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: CharlyFord; Roccus

Ah, not exactly. However, I’m gonna give her the benefit of the doubt about her motives and what actually happened right now, as it’s not clear if the husband was holding the dogs as reported, or in fact in a serious struggle with it.

I mean she’s a idiot for sure, but maybe did not actually set out to shoot hubbie.


28 posted on 07/17/2011 7:22:32 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: mmanager

First, it’s a puppy. Second, the husband was able to pick it up and hold it long enough to get shot a couple of times so the dog wasn’t as bad as what she’s making it out to be. She, on the other hand, needs to be placed in a padded cell for eternity.


29 posted on 07/17/2011 7:30:37 AM PDT by bgill
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To: mmanager

Another Barry soetoro voter bites the dust.


30 posted on 07/17/2011 7:38:55 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: mmanager

I guess I won’t be seeing them at the Mensa meeting tonight.


31 posted on 07/17/2011 7:44:15 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: expat1000

Slightly fuzzy picture - but that woman looks truly devastated. Something certainly did not go as planned that day.


32 posted on 07/17/2011 7:51:56 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Roccus
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.”

What part of "Jackson, Mississippi" tipped you off this time? ;-)

33 posted on 07/17/2011 7:57:41 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: calex59

I shoot da dawg as it flew threw da air and i shoted da pappy.


34 posted on 07/17/2011 8:02:00 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Moltke

Yes, she does. I feel bad for her and her family. The parents were about protecting their kids, and now he’s gone.


35 posted on 07/17/2011 8:04:03 AM PDT by Ladysmith ("There is no right that allows one person to place a burden on another." - Quinn)
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To: mmanager
You for got the "hold muh pit bull" alert.
36 posted on 07/17/2011 8:16:29 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (Government doesn't create jobs, it only creates expenses.)
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To: mmanager

Bonus!

How Shooting Happened

37 posted on 07/17/2011 8:30:57 AM PDT by csvset
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To: DesertSapper

First Sgts are one of the few creatures that can combine wise, mean, and loud in one package.


38 posted on 07/17/2011 9:29:17 AM PDT by hometoroost (Per Oceander: The only guarantees in life are death, taxes, and stupidity.)
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To: Joann37

The family did not own the dog. The longer, somewhat better written story (linked to below) explains that Lazarius Montgomery owned the dog and the shorter story says that the owner of the dog may face charges. If my neighbors owned pitbulls named Blunt and Cocaine I’d keep my pistol handy too. I’d like to think that I’d be more judicious in my application of force.


39 posted on 07/17/2011 9:40:07 AM PDT by hometoroost (Per Oceander: The only guarantees in life are death, taxes, and stupidity.)
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To: Moltke

I don’t put much stock in the way she looks. I remember a woman on an episode of The First 48 who was yelling, crying and carrying on hysterically when informed her husband had been murdered who was later proven to be the murderer! Looked a lot like this lady, in fact.

However one account has the guy sort of nose to nose with dog, trying to avoid being teeth to throat - and she might have panicked. Some people that have access to a gun, but no real experience or understanding of how to use one can do some truly stupid things.


40 posted on 07/17/2011 9:50:02 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

I didn’t need a picture, but that does confirm my suspicions. Sadly.


41 posted on 07/17/2011 10:53:58 AM PDT by TankerKC (I feel 271 degrees out of sync today, which isn't half bad.)
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To: expat1000

Time will tell, I suppose. Doesn’t change my immediate impression (no more than that) of that picture, though. Was she laughing and dancing a few moments later?


42 posted on 07/17/2011 11:11:50 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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