Wednesday, March 26, 2008

"Man fatally shoots wife while installing satellite TV system"

The Kansas City Star reports that "Officials are trying to determine whether to file charges against a man who fatally shot his wife while trying to install a satellite television system in their home.
Patsy D. Long, 34, of Deepwater, MO, was pronounced dead early Saturday evening after being shot in the chest with a .22-caliber handgun. Her husband, Ronald Long, fired the shot from the inside of their home after several unsuccessful efforts to punch a hole through the exterior wall using other means.
The woman, who was outside the house, was hit by the second of two shots fired by Ronald Long, the Henry County Sheriff’s Department said.
Sheriff’s Department spokesman Maj. Robert Hills said a person involved in such a case normally would be charged with manslaughter, but that was up to the prosecutor.
“Once we complete a diagram of the incident, we will be submitting everything to the prosecuting attorney and let him decide if he wants to press criminal charges,” Hills said.
Henry County Coroner Scott Largent declined to release details about Patsy Long’s death until the Sheriff’s Department completes its investigation."


Debo Hobo said...

When the news broadcast started telling this story I was laughing at his stupidity of it and then I gasped for breath when they reported he shot his wife in the chest.

But I am starting to think maybe it wasn;t really an accident. They were probably arguing she went outside and he shot through the wall knowing she was standing there in here usual spot smoking a cigarette to cool off from the heated argument.

He needs to be charged with man-slaughter for sure if not attempted murder..

Televisiontraci said...

Can you be charged with be a dumb-ass? Who makes a hole in a wall with a GUN?

The All Seeing Eye said...

The story does sound a bit fishy, Debo Hobo. But then, we have heard of so many ridiculous stories. I can see it happening both ways: cold blooded murder or an asinine move.

The All Seeing Eye said...

You're so right, Traci. There are so many stories of people shooting themselves when they were sure the gun was unloaded too.