The 53-year-old handicapped man who held police at bay for nearly 10 hours Tuesday after shooting his wife in the thigh is now being held on $500,000 bond on first-degree assault charges.
According to the warrant for his arrest, Lavoie, a native of Thomaston, told his friend Vincent Braucci Jr. during a late afternoon phone conversation Tuesday that he didn't mean to do it. Upset and remorseful, he still maintained his wife of 23 years was having an affair.
The Baltimore Sun reports on a man accused of shooting his girlfriend.
A gunman who surrendered to police in the shooting of his girlfriend in Parkville has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and with using a handgun in a violent crime.
Jeffrey Alan Mewbourn, 46, was being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
Mewbourn, who shared an apartment with Joyce Daniels, 44, and her two children on the 1000 block of Halstead Road, is accused of shooting her during a domestic dispute Tuesday. Police say Mewbourn fled while Daniels, injured in the upper body, appealed to a neighbor for help. Daniels was taken by ambulance to Sinai Hospital and is expected to survive.
Florida AP reports on a man who shot and killed his wife outside the courthouse over the divorce settlement and then committed suicide by cop.
The man accused of shooting his wife to death outside a Sarasota County courthouse was troubled by money woes and the end of their 26-year marriage.
Court documents and interviews indicate Alan Provencal had been growing increasingly unstable after a judge awarded about half of the couple's assets to his wife, Carolyn Provencal.
A court hearing had been scheduled for Monday. Moments before, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says Alan Provencal shot his wife in a courthouse parking lot near Venice.
North Port Police shot and killed Alan Provencal after he allegedly raised a handgun toward officers.
I honestly don't understand why there was so much resistance to my original post entitled "Guns and Women." The chart which I reprinted came from David Hemenway's wonderful book, Private Guns Public Health. Its obvious message, that high gun states have much higher rates of men committing domestic violence with guns against women, seems indisputable. But let's say someone is very wary of statistics. Let's say we take all statistics with a grain of salt.
Every single day there are stories like the ones indicated above.
What's your opinion? Are guns bad news for women in particular? Is asking the question an insult to women? Or is it perhaps an insult to men?
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