She aims at dog, but kills her husband
Police in Jackson, Mississippi, say a woman took aim at a pit bull puppy she says was threatening her children, but killed her husband instead.
According to an Associated Press story, some witnesses told police that the pit bull, named Cocaine, had lunged at a group of children on Friday. Others said the dog was not attacking. In any event, Betty Walker got her gun and fired twice, hitting the dog once in the leg and her husband once in the chest.
Robert Walker, 53, was killed. The pit bull, 8 months old, survived and was taken in by animal control officials.
Jackson police spokeswoman Colendula Green says the death of Walker appears to have been accidental, but that a Hinds County grand jury will decide whether Mrs. Walker should face any charges.
The owners of the dog could face charges as well, police said.
Posted by jwoestendiek July 19th, 2011 under Muttsblog, videos.
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