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Florida Woman Charged with Shooting Husband in Genitals

Police in Melbourne, Florida, have charged a woman with battery for shooting her husband in the testicles during an argument about his infidelity, reports say.

Sixty-year-old Victoria Reid was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after her husband was rushed to the hospital with a bullet lodged in his testicle.

According to Winter Park TV station WESH, the woman told police she intended to give her husband “post-traumatic stress disorder” by shooting him.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s report, the suspect waved the gun in front of her husband and threatened to shoot him in the face or the chest before she aimed a bit lower and pulled the trigger.

Police say that Reid hit her husband in the leg and the bullet traveled upwards to his midsection, stopping inside one of his testicles.

No report on the man’s condition was released.

Reid was booked into the Brevard County jail and also faces kidnapping charges, with bail set at $35,000.

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