A lot of things went bad on this one. While the husband was clearing the home the wife apparently for some reason went into the kitchen. The husband sees someone in the kitchen and shoots. It was the wife. Why she was wandering around while he was clearing the house, who knows? Why he didn't identify his target before shooting, who knows? There are a lot of lessons to be learned from this story.
12:01 p.m.: Husband Mistakes Wife For Intruder, Kills Her
POSTED: 12:01 pm CST January 2, 2008
NATCHEZ, Miss. -- A Natchez man shot and killed his wife when he mistook her for an intruder in their home, according to police.
Police Chief Mike Mullins said Glenn and Deborah Mizell awoke around 4 a.m. Tuesday to the sound of their barking dog. Mullins said Glenn Mizell went to investigate, taking a pistol with him.
Mullins said Glenn Mizell began checking through the house and was unaware his wife had left the bedroom and gone into the kitchen. Mullins said when Mizell saw her figure in the dark, he fired his gun once.
Authorities said he shot Deborah Mizell, 49, once in the chest and died at the scene.
Mullins said a preliminary investigation shows the shooting was an accident.