Odd — how come this didn’t happen in Florida?
A Yadkin County man who survived shooting himself in the head after shooting his wife in the head has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.
Valorie Allgood said her husband showed up at her home on Styers Mill Road and said they needed to talk. She said she told him he shouldn’t be there and ran out the front door. She said that’s when he went out another door and shot her as she tried to get away.
[S]heriff’s officers found Brian Allgood in a wrecked vehicle about a mile away… It appeared he’d shot himself in the head, according to the sheriff. — Winston-Salem Journal
You can read the details yourself — but if I understand this properly, the attempted murder charge pertains to the bungled shot at his wife, not himself.
Evidently he totaled his car, too. Give him credit for thoroughness. This is a a full-assed fuck-up, not half. The real deal.
Some of you wonder why this devoluted specimen is permitted to look at, let alone own, his own firearm. Others speculate that had the estranged missus been armed, she might have defended herself more effectively than running like hell. Which raises the issue of the Stand Your Ground law all over again.
It also reinforces the famous NRA axiom that Guns Don’t Kill People, And Neither Do People With Bad Aim and Worse Driving Skills. Although they try.
* sigh *
In other news about Great American Heroes, Roger Clemens has been exonerated, and Rodney King laid to rest. And it’s only Tuesday!
PS: Note spelling of “Valorie.”
PPS: Thanks, Thor!