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Cops: Wife got in parting shot before killing
BostonHerald.com ^ | Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | O’Ryan Johnson

Posted on 03/29/2011 11:13:25 AM PDT by Abathar

With her final words before she was fatally shot, Elaine McCall needled her husband for missing with his first shot yesterday morning inside their Wakefield home, police said.

“ ‘You can’t even shoot,’ ” she said, according to her husband David McCall’s reported statements to police.

The 72-year-old husband was charged with murder after hitting his wife with the second shot from the top of the stairs, police said. His 69-year-old wife’s body crumpled to the floor near the front door, shot in the chest, police said. David McCall walked to the kitchen, called 911, and then tried to shoot himself, according to police, but he missed again, grazing his chest through his sweatshirt.

“The Glock is on the floor,” he told cops when they arrived, according to the report. “I shot my wife,” he told police.

Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone told reporters that when McCall dialed 911 he told a dispatcher there had been a “murder-suicide.”

“Apparently, he didn’t make good on the suicide,” Leone said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: domesticviolence; famouslastwords; napl
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Note to self - If someone takes a shot at you, standing around insulting their aim is NOT going to help the situation...
1 posted on 03/29/2011 11:13:30 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar

Uh, I think there was more to this than just heckling.


2 posted on 03/29/2011 11:16:11 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Abathar

Mrs. Thane_Banquo wouldn’t have made a snarky remark like that if someone tried to shoot her. She would have been too busy returning a wall of .357 jhp. Gotta love a woman like that.


3 posted on 03/29/2011 11:18:38 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: SatinDoll

I guarantee there was, but she is still an idiot for sticking around to get one last insult in instead of running out the door.


4 posted on 03/29/2011 11:18:40 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

She ridiculed her husband to the day she died. (Ahem)


5 posted on 03/29/2011 11:19:23 AM PDT by blam
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To: SatinDoll

This was a case of being dead right.


6 posted on 03/29/2011 11:20:08 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Abathar

A 9-mm divorce.


7 posted on 03/29/2011 11:22:10 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Abathar

I guess she got the last word in that dispute - sometimes it is better to just shut up.


8 posted on 03/29/2011 11:22:37 AM PDT by dainbramaged ( I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live-Socrates)
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To: Abathar

The weird thing is, she was right.

The article says after he tried to shoot himself after but missed.

I guess she was dead on.


9 posted on 03/29/2011 11:23:03 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Abathar

She won the battle.

He won the war.


10 posted on 03/29/2011 11:24:02 AM PDT by farmguy
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To: Abathar
The 72-year-old husband was charged with murder after hitting his wife with the second shot from the top of the stairs,

When shooting up or down compensate less for bullet drop. :)

11 posted on 03/29/2011 11:24:54 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Lurker

Sorry, in the end, she was dead wrong. He did hit her.

Gunner


12 posted on 03/29/2011 11:27:53 AM PDT by weps4ret (Democrats + Liberal Stream Media = Blood Liable)
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To: farmguy

He said “Consider this a divorce!”


13 posted on 03/29/2011 11:28:05 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Abathar
Every wife I ever had needed to be shot at some (or several) point(s), yet I somehow managed to resist the urge.

This looks like it could be a 50-year argument resolved in an inappropiate manner.

Sad for all involved.

How does one smuggle a Glock into the Peoples Republic of Massachusetts anyway?

14 posted on 03/29/2011 11:29:54 AM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: dainbramaged

I guess he finally bagged the nag.


15 posted on 03/29/2011 11:30:51 AM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: SatinDoll

Sounds like they couldn’t pay their bills and took a reverse mortgage. No caregivers for either and struggling. This had to end up badly under the circumstances.


16 posted on 03/29/2011 11:31:00 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Constitutions Grandchild
No caregivers for either and struggling.

Well he's got a caregiver now.

17 posted on 03/29/2011 11:35:42 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Abathar

This story says a lot about the wife. She must have been an insufferable ball-breaker. The husband preferred prison or suicide to her nagging.


18 posted on 03/29/2011 11:35:55 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

The reverse mortgage was on a house worth half a million and was only 4 years into it. Taxes must be a real b*tch there if they couldn’t live off of that check each month with no house payment.


19 posted on 03/29/2011 11:36:32 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar
Don't heckle the shooter....

Got it!

20 posted on 03/29/2011 11:36:43 AM PDT by MissTed ( Since beginning the gin and tonic diet, I've already lost two days!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Been married now for almost 21 years, each and every night I still thank God when I go to sleep he introduced her to me.

I do feel sorry for couples like this, I don’t approve of divorces as a general rule but it sounds like this couple needed to take advantage of one a while ago.


21 posted on 03/29/2011 11:40:58 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: MissTed

bttt


22 posted on 03/29/2011 11:47:24 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: All

Is this the Onion?


23 posted on 03/29/2011 11:48:07 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Abathar

The late “Screamin’ Sam” Kinison, who died in 1992, once said, “I don’t condone wife beating....(yells) BUT I UNDERSTAND IT!”


24 posted on 03/29/2011 11:51:23 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority (What this country needs is an enema.)
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To: DarthVader

“A 9-mm divorce.”


Gosh what ever happened to just throwing a little dog-a-poopie on their shoes?


25 posted on 03/29/2011 11:54:30 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Abathar
..he was arraigned on first-degree murder and discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling..

possibly 2 life sentences. Gun laws are getting tough.
Will see which one the prosecutor can make stick, but his End is already determined.
26 posted on 03/29/2011 11:59:05 AM PDT by Koracan
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority

Satan: “been married three times?”...
“Want a job?”


27 posted on 03/29/2011 11:59:15 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: freedomlover

I know this is very very sad for the both of them.


28 posted on 03/29/2011 12:04:08 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Abathar

BFL


30 posted on 03/29/2011 12:25:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Abathar
‘You can’t even shoot,’ ” she said

Don't bring a mouth to a gun fight.

31 posted on 03/29/2011 12:27:43 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bacon Free Library?


32 posted on 03/29/2011 12:29:33 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar
You can’t even shoot,’

I have a feeling that this comment did much to improve his accuracy.

Man, that wife was a ball buster to the end.

33 posted on 03/29/2011 12:37:02 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: SIDENET

This doesn’t quite warrant an entry into the Darwin Awards, but she should get a plaque with a “Thanks for Trying” on it.


34 posted on 03/29/2011 12:40:24 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: I still care
I guess she was dead on.

Dead right...

Dead on...

Dead wrong...

All of the above...

35 posted on 03/29/2011 12:43:22 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I knew what I was feeling, but what was I thinking!)
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To: SIDENET
Man, that wife was a ball buster to the end.

No kidding. You get a couple guys on the jury who've been around that block a few times, and they hear her final barb in the testimony, securing a conviction might not be a slam dunk.

36 posted on 03/29/2011 1:09:38 PM PDT by triumphant values (Never criticize that to your right.)
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To: triumphant values

Well, he’s an old guy. Room and board for the rest of his life, I guess. Could be worse. They might let him go free.


37 posted on 03/29/2011 1:25:38 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: triumphant values

Well, he’s an old guy. Room and board for the rest of his life, I guess. Could be worse. They might let him go free.


38 posted on 03/29/2011 1:25:52 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Abathar
Only goes to show a man can take only so much b!tching before he loses his mind.

Hopefully he'll be executed for his crime...and perhaps then find peace.

39 posted on 03/29/2011 1:26:49 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Mariner
Hopefully he'll be executed for his crime...and perhaps then find peace.

If he goes to Hell, his punishment will probably be spending eternity with her in a one room apartment.

40 posted on 03/29/2011 1:39:57 PM PDT by triumphant values (Never criticize that to your right.)
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To: elkfersupper

No need to smuggle. If you can get a license, you can buy a gun.


41 posted on 03/29/2011 1:42:09 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Abathar

Guess he got the last word, or last shot, this time.


42 posted on 03/29/2011 1:58:08 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Realman30

If she’s willing to stare down the barrel of a gun to get the last dig in him it’s probably the first time in 40 years...


43 posted on 03/29/2011 2:02:19 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: All

this makes you wonder what pushed the husband to do something so horrible.


44 posted on 03/29/2011 2:09:45 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Abathar

>>Taxes must be a real b*tch there if they couldn’t live off of that check each month with no house payment.<<

She probably was determined to keep up with the Jones so he canceled her credit cards with one shot.


45 posted on 03/29/2011 3:01:52 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam in America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are)
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To: Abathar

I suspect the first shot was just a warning; when that didn’t work...well....


46 posted on 03/29/2011 3:04:22 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: Abathar; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
> > BFL

> Bacon Free Library?

Barry F***ed Libya.


47 posted on 03/29/2011 3:27:50 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Never leave home without your 51 Piece Multi-Pack Pork Kit
48 posted on 03/29/2011 3:37:54 PM PDT by Daffynition (DBKP ~ Death By 1000 Papercuts)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dang. In what kind of fresh “L” was that guy living? Someone that old probably had a notion of the value of life and the perfidy of murder.

Hubby and I prove every day how much we love and respect each other.

Yes, we argue, but we usually joke-escalate until we’re both laughing so hard we have to hold each other up.


49 posted on 03/29/2011 3:41:59 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Daffynition

You can send me a couple of those. Just in case.


50 posted on 03/29/2011 3:42:02 PM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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