Husband shot by mistake

2011-07-17 14:04

Jackson - Police in Mississippi say a woman opened fire on a puppy that had threatened children, but wound up shooting and killing her husband.

Witnesses tell police that the pit bull named "Cocaine" had lunged at some children and tried to attack them on Friday. The dead man's son says the children were taken inside and his father picked the dog up.

It was then that police say Betty Walker fired twice, hitting the dog once and her husband once in the chest. Jackson police spokesperson Colendula Green says the death of 53-year-old Robert Walker appears to have been accidental.

She says a Hinds County grand jury will decide whether to charge Betty Walker.

Animal control officers have taken the dog, and its owner could face charges.

  • Scaramouche - 2011-07-17 14:55

    I guess they don't watch the Dog Whisperer. The jury is out if this is tragic or just as stupid as it gets...

      Utopian - 2011-07-17 16:08

      What a bitch

  • Captainmorgan - 2011-07-17 15:15

    She was told to shoot the dog and just followed orders,just the wrong dog

  • Foreigner - 2011-07-17 15:38

    YE GODS!!!

  • BOFFINBOB - 2011-07-17 15:53

    Hmmmm....He picked the dog up & THEN she fired !!!! Either the perfect murder or this women is " one sick puppy. "

      OZNOB - 2011-07-17 17:08


  • Capt. Murphy - 2011-07-17 16:00

    Now that's one dumb b!tch, and I'm not talking about the pit-bull...

  • Cat Woman - 2011-07-17 20:27

    Shame must we all have sympathy for her. Hmm gives a lot of alibi to other people what want to get out of a similar situation. It reeks!

  • NightshadowZA - 2011-07-18 08:46

    Why would you pick up a dog that had just tried to attack children? Such a senseless death for the husband.

  • bo.hiscox - 2012-07-19 12:19

    This is the most ridiculous story I have ever read. First of all, it was a PUPPY, and secondly, if the man could "pick up the puppy" then why on Earth would that crazy woman feel the need to shoot at it? Who in their right mind SHOOTS at a dog anyway?! It might have been more benificial to humanity if the woman had shot herself instead...

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