Skip to comments.Husband charged after wife allegedly shoots him(SC)
Posted on 03/14/2012 3:27:57 PM PDT by marktwain
DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -
A domestic dispute ended Monday evening with a man being sent to the hospital with a gunshot wound and deputies charging him with a crime.
Dorchester County sheriff's deputies were called out to Wise Road in the Twin Lakes subdivision near Summerville Monday night, to break up the fight between Christopher Brown and his wife. Deputies say Brown will be charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.
They say the fight started when Brown threatened to push his wife off a riding lawnmower. They say it escalated and he pushed his wife on the chest and struck her multiple times with a belt.
"I always think about what could have been done to avoid someone being shot, a woman and her children going through such a traumatic experience," executive director of My Sister's House Elmire Raven said.
Advocates for victims of domestic violence say it's important to take precaution before violence escalates. Those recommendations include calling police to report violence, separating from the abuser, and getting an order of protection from family court
Investigators say in the Wise Road case, Brown wouldn't stop striking his wife until she grabbed a gun from the bedroom and shot him. Deputies say the woman had welts and bruises on her back, arms, and legs and that she acted in self defense when she shot her husband in the upper left thigh.
The entire fight deputies say went down in front of the couple's three kids. Experts say children who witness their mother being beaten by their father or defending them from their father must deal with a very traumatic experience.
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Soon to be a movie on the Lifetime Channel.
Went down? What kind of writing is that?
Oh... looked at author bio. Never mind...
OTOH, children who witness their mother shooting their father suffer no ill effects...
Shooting some abusive SOB in the act of beating you sounds like a good life lesson to me.
Three guesses (well, two actually) where she was aiming.
Don’t know who Nicole Johnson is, but, based on her writing, I am guessing she is about 11 years of age.
I did not go to the full story, but my favorite from the excerpt:
...such a traumatic experience,” executive director of My Sister’s House Elmire Raven said.
Yep, the guy should have stayed with Sean Connery’s method of wife correction, “An open handed slap is justified — if all other alternatives have failed and there has been plenty of warning”. Use of belts just crosses a line that shouldn’t be crossed IMHO.