Wife Shoots Husband Who Allegedly Choked Her in Front of Their Child

Jennifer Deasy holds her Colt Government .380 caliber pistol at the target range at Niagara Gun Range in North Tonawanda, N.Y., Thursday June 26, 2008. Americans can keep guns at home for self-defense, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in the justices' first-ever pronouncement on the meaning of gun rights under …
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In the early morning hours of June 1, a wife shot her husband after he allegedly assaulted her in front of their 12-year-old daughter.

According to the Aiken Standard, the woman told police her husband “hit her in the face before putting both hands around her neck and choking her in their bedroom.” The incident reportedly occurred in Aiken, South Carolina, around 5:30 a.m.

She said she “pulled her .22 pistol” and opened fire out of fear of losing her life. The 12-year-old girl told police “she had witnessed her father choke her mother and saw her mother shoot her father.”

The father claimed the mother went into the bedroom, then emerged with a gun and shot him.

Police did not charge the woman, citing the shooting as self-defense.

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