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    Husband kills wife by mistake

    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.

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    Seems to be a bit of accidental wife shootings lately...obviously the guy got spooked. Wish ranges had those scenario simulators to 'what if'...

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    Complete lack of training and common sence. We damage our rights everytime something like this happens because people who want to have gun's do not seek out training.

    That is unbelieveable to me that anyone would shot without ID.


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    This story has so many questions that it is difficult to assess the situation.

    Where was the dog? Did the dog stop barking as to allow the man to assess the situation by sound or was the dog barking continuously thoughout. Why was the wife in the kitchen in the dark?

    Was there an intruder or was the dog having a bad dream?

    Did he say to his wife, 'Honey, go check the kitchen and don't turn on the light.'

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    Have a plan!

    My wife knows our plan....does your's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti Carry View Post
    Complete lack of training and common sence. We damage our rights everytime something like this happens because people who want to have gun's do not seek out training.

    That is unbelieveable to me that anyone would shot without ID.


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    <sigh> - what a terrible tragedy.

    Knee-jerk action and look at the consequences. Surely a flashlight would in itself have prevented this tho - always easy to armchair any situation.

    I shudder just thinking about this.
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    It's tough to say how bad this is without knowing more details but no matter what, it's an awful situation. As others have said, share your plans. When I go out my bedroom door to clear the house, I lock the door behind me and I do not take a key with me so the BG cannot gain easy entry over my dead body. My wife knows not to leave the bedroom and if she does, I'll hear the door, which is intentionally creaky, or at least hear her operating the lock. Hopefully anyone in the house will hear the 12 gauge rack once she's got the baby safe.
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    The wife is dead, How do we know that she wasn't killed on purpose. Maybe the intruder was the wife and he got to investigate and just assumed the wife was still in bed when in fact she wasn't. He is alive she isn't we only have his word. Way to many questions in this story.

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    That is precisely why I've got a Streamlight M-6 Tactical laser/illuminator on my Baby Eagle .40 S&W. I got an adapter for a rail system so I could. With it I've got bright light that will let me identify whom ever I come across and with the laser I can see the point of impact. I was always worried about my wife and daughter and now my 6 year old son could be roaming around the house after dark. It was always my biggest worry that at a time of adrenalin pumping through my veins that I could miss identify and hurt a loved one or some jerk of a boy that snuck in the house after hours. (that never happened and my daughter is 22 now and married for 1 year). Before I got this system I used a Surefire 9P with my Baby Eagle or my 1911 .45. Sometimes I wonder if some of these "mistaken identity" shooting if it may just be in lieu of a divorce. Just a thought.
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    He sure saved a bunch when compared to a divorce...losing half his posessions, lawyer bills, custody battles, child support...

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    I told the wife about this, her first words were "Something sounds fishy". How do we know this guy didn't know exactly what he was doing? Maybe working in a prison made me a cynical kinda guy, but this just doesn't sound right. This investigation is still in it's preliminary stage, it will be interesting to see where this goes.
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    Awfully fishy. Maybe they should check if the guy took out a million dollar life insurance policy right before the shooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matiki View Post
    It's tough to say how bad this is without knowing more details but no matter what, it's an awful situation. As others have said, share your plans. When I go out my bedroom door to clear the house, I lock the door behind me and I do not take a key with me so the BG cannot gain easy entry over my dead body. My wife knows not to leave the bedroom and if she does, I'll hear the door, which is intentionally creaky, or at least hear her operating the lock. Hopefully anyone in the house will hear the 12 gauge rack once she's got the baby safe.
    Just curious - why would you be leaving the bedroom at all?

    If the wife and baby are there, why go out to clear the house.

    Let him come to you.

    Make him wish he hadn't.

    Just my $0.02

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