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Woman kills husband while shooting at dog
UPI ^ | July 16, 2011

Posted on 07/16/2011 8:53:12 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

JACKSON, Miss., July 16 (UPI) -- A Mississippi woman accidentally shot and killed her husband while aiming at a pit bull witnesses said was going after some children, officials say.

Betty Walker of Jackson was firing a .38-caliber revolver at an 8-month-old pit bull that was trying to attack the children and misfired, hitting her husband Robert in the chest Friday afternoon, The (Jackson) Clarion-Ledger reported. Robert Walker was pronounced dead less than 2 hours later at a hospital.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: cocaine; pitbull; shooting
Lazarius must have been an Eric Clapton fan. He should have named the dog Layla.
1 posted on 07/16/2011 8:53:18 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

That’s awful. RIP poor man.


2 posted on 07/16/2011 8:57:30 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: ConservativeStatement

Good excuse!


3 posted on 07/16/2011 8:57:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

No gun control.


4 posted on 07/16/2011 8:57:37 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Misfired”? Or couldn’t aim to hit the broad side of a barn? (It does look like a tragic accident.)


5 posted on 07/16/2011 8:57:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: ConservativeStatement

MEMO TO SELF: Get a pit bull before you do it!


6 posted on 07/16/2011 9:00:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

How do we know she was aiming at the dog!


7 posted on 07/16/2011 9:00:51 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I Been Missin’ You

Darlin, I know I been actin’ strange
It ain’t been easy,
I been missin’ you,
So I’ve spent time at the range ...


8 posted on 07/16/2011 9:01:40 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: ConservativeStatement

There’s no accidental discharges when someone gets shot and/or killed.


9 posted on 07/16/2011 9:04:38 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: wastedyears

Especially with a revolver.


10 posted on 07/16/2011 9:05:53 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I appears that the dog “Cocaine” was unharmed.


11 posted on 07/16/2011 9:07:26 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar; arrogantsob

Exactly; no information yet on which side of the guy’s body the bullet entered.


12 posted on 07/16/2011 9:08:48 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Calling 1-800-JOSE-BAEZ.


13 posted on 07/16/2011 9:13:00 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

I know plenty of people who attest to the good-naturedness of pit bulls, but I wouldn’t own one to save my life. If one stopped me from drowning, I would shoot it dead in return.


14 posted on 07/16/2011 9:15:24 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (July 23, 2017 - This is Ellis Wyatt. I am on strike.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Here’s a TV interview with the son of the deceased:

http://www2.wjtv.com/news/2011/jul/16/shooting-victims-son-speaks-about-accidental-shoot-ar-2147182/


15 posted on 07/16/2011 9:16:59 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Dog Gone it!


16 posted on 07/16/2011 9:19:35 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think she was listening to a Pat McCurdy song:

“Imagine a Picture of Me and You (Only You’re Not it it)”

I’m a patient man
you know I am
but you’re pushin me to the limit

Imagine a picture
of me and you
only you’re not in it

It’s an endless fight
I’m wrong, you’re right
there’s no way I can win it

Imagine a picture
of me and you
only you’re not in it


17 posted on 07/16/2011 9:22:14 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Where was her husband standing in relation to the dog?

I hope there have never been any domestic abuse calls to 911 from their home or she’s toast.

God rest her husband. This is sad.


18 posted on 07/16/2011 9:26:31 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: mardi59

The son is interviewed here (video) and gives an account:

http://www2.wjtv.com/news/2011/jul/16/shooting-victims-son-speaks-about-accidental-shoot-ar-2147182/


19 posted on 07/16/2011 9:32:31 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

The son said his father was HOLDING the dog when she shot the dog and he jsut looked at her and the son ran to hold him as he was dying.

Dear graceous, what was wrong with this woman? Shooting the dog while her husband is holding it. Did she think the bullet wouldn’t go thru the dog into her husband. This is so so sad.


20 posted on 07/16/2011 9:41:20 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: ConservativeStatement

In her defense, the only previous experience with guns was in drive bys


21 posted on 07/16/2011 10:08:22 PM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: wastedyears

Exactly; no information yet on which side of the guy’s body the bullet entered.

The outside


22 posted on 07/16/2011 10:10:25 PM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: mardi59

I bet it was his gun and he told her to shoot the dog, of course that was before he grabbed the dog himself to get it under control.


23 posted on 07/16/2011 10:11:00 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Misfired”? Or couldn’t aim to hit the broad side of a barn? (It does look like a tragic accident.)


24 posted on 07/16/2011 10:17:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Figment

clip clop, clip clop—fo shizzle! bang—clip clop clip clop

Drive-by Amish shooting


25 posted on 07/16/2011 10:18:04 PM PDT by tumblindice (Don't be laughin' foo'--after I cap mah sef, you be nex)
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To: Figment

I meant front or back, smarty pants.


26 posted on 07/16/2011 10:30:20 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
. . . ..The owner of the dog, Lazarius Montgomery, may face charges, however, as witnesses told police the dog, Cocaine, "lunged and tried to attack some children."

They had named the dog COCAINE fer the luv uv the Amish!!!

ANYONE who owns one of these animals is a criminal dumbass in my book.

That includes you, Dale.

27 posted on 07/16/2011 11:09:47 PM PDT by skeptoid (>!O!<)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Divorce Mississippi Style?

Strange the story made no mention of how much alcohol was involved.


28 posted on 07/17/2011 12:21:32 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Yup, that’s rational for ya!

So, if the dog was shot at for “going after kids”, yet the woman MISSED, and KILLED HER HUSBAND, what happened to the kids?

Oh, nobody ELSE was harmed, but you still want to kill the dog?

Are you sure you’re not a cop?

It’s too bad that stupid isn’t painful to those displaying it, rather than we who have to live with its practitioners.


29 posted on 07/17/2011 1:46:32 AM PDT by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

OK guys. If a guy has a life insurance policy, and the wife shoots him “by accident” and is aquitted, or cleared of charges, could she still collect on the policy?


30 posted on 07/17/2011 3:12:53 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“That’s my story and I’m srtickin’ to it!”


31 posted on 07/17/2011 3:24:56 AM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: Mobties

The way I heard the kid, he said the father was holding the dog when she shot.

Not a very good move, excited probably ,desperate, frightened.

I will never understand why some people wnat to own vicious dogs.

People who own Pit Bulls will tell you how sweet they are but they own them because they want to intimidate you.

Thereare many breeds that are known for their gentle ways and their protective manner, then there are Pit Bulls who are known to be intimidating.


32 posted on 07/17/2011 4:35:19 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: ConservativeStatement
Maybe her husband was an ugly sob and she shot the wrong one

Otherwise...optically challenged.

33 posted on 07/17/2011 4:44:40 AM PDT by spokeshave (Obamas approval ratings are so low, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the USA.)
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To: Figment

Now that’s funny right there.

RIP dude.


34 posted on 07/17/2011 5:25:06 AM PDT by onona (I stand with SARAH !)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ugh. RIP.


35 posted on 07/17/2011 5:32:25 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Lockbar

Yes.


36 posted on 07/17/2011 9:24:02 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle
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