Monday, May 9, 2011

Worcester County Woman Charged With Shooting Husband

BISHOPVILLE, Md.- Authorities say a Worcester County woman is behind bars on attempted murder and related charges after she shot her husband during a Monday morning argument.

The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation says that at around 10:28 a.m., 64-year-old Robert Lee Leonard, of 9752 Hotel Road in Bishopville, called 9-1-1 and stated that his wife, 72-year-old Alice Carmita Johnson, had just shot him in the abdomen.

Upon their arrival, deputies from the Worcester County Sheriff's Office met with Leonard who handed them a .22 caliber pistol with which he claimed had been used in the shooting. The weapon appeared to have been freshly fired, according to police.

According to police, Leonard stated that during an argument, Johnson produced the pistol, aimed it at her husband's abdomen and fired a round that entered his body. Leonard told deputies that he was able to grab the weapon from his wife's hands, which prevented any further injuries.

The WCBI was called to continue the investigation. As a result of the investigation, Johnson was taken into custody and charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

Johnson was ordered held in the Worcester County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bond.



Anonymous said...

That's what he gets for marrying an older woman. They'll do it every time.

jmmb said...

You betcha!!

Anonymous said...

That's quite a sad story. She's a 72 year old. Something must have happened and wonder what the rest of the story is.

This is one of the times during the year when domestic violence does escalate.

Very sad indeed.