Woman shoots husband dead, but says she was aiming at pit bull
Police investigating how dog, named Cocaine, got out of his pen
Jackson, MS, United States
July 17, 2011 10:33 am EDT
Crime, Law And Justice, Crime, Disaster And Accident, Accident, Human Interest, People, Human Mishap
A Mississippi woman shot and killed her husband, but she says she was aiming for a pit bull dog that was attacking children in her back yard.
So far, police are investigating the incident as an accident, but some neighbors say they didn’t see the 8-month-old dog – named Cocaine – attack anyone.
What Jackson Police do know is that Betty Walker fired her .38 caliber handgun and killed her 53-year-old husband Robert.
She also wounded Cocaine in the leg.
Neighbors say that the dog is normally kept in a pen in his owner’s backyard. Police are investigating how he got out and onto the Walker’s property.
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