Wednesday, June 27, 2007

"Honey, I've got a headache..."

MIAMI - A Florida man awoke with a severe headache and asked his wife to drive him to a hospital, where doctors found a bullet lodged behind his right ear, sheriff’s deputies said.

The wife, April Moylan, fled the emergency room when the bullet was discovered but later told deputies she had accidentally shot her husband as he slept early on Tuesday.


How do you shoot someone behind the ear by accident while they are sleeping? Sounds like she was a little miffed at him. I'd be curious to know what she used to shoot him. Probably a .22 I'd imagine, but this sort of thing has happened with larger calibers.

7 comments:

R.A.M. said...

How about accidently on purpose.

Squeaky Wheel said...

I'm going to go with her story. A bullet wouldn't just lodge behind the ear if it was shot at close range, which is the usual MO for killing someone on purpose. It's very likely that she picked it up and was messing with it or something of that nature, it went off far enough away that the shot didn't wake her husband up, lodged behind his ear, and voila.

There was a similar story quite a few years ago where this little boy woke up with a headache, and as the days progressed, he lost the ability to speak, and his motor skills deteriorated. His mother discovered a cut behind his ear, and took him to the hospital, thinking he'd just hit his head on something. Turns out a bullet from someone's gun came in through the kid's window (there was a small hole that no one had noticed...they didn't live in a great area of town), and entered his skull through his ear canal or something weird like that, and the bullet was pressing against his brain. Craziness.

The wife probably really thought that no one would notice. So her only real crime here is stupidity.

Hammer said...

Maybe he was snoring too loud

Kenny said...

This why I never let my wife go to bed mad at me

The English Libertarian said...

If I got shot behind the ear with a .22 I would DEFINITELY notice :|

crotalus said...

Uhhh, just how far away would that be, Squeaky?

terri said...

I feel a little guilty, but I laughed hysterically!