Bronx Man Allegedly Shot Wife for Saying He Did Not ‘Satisfy’ Her

An employee at John Jovino Co. holds a revolver on Thursday, June 26, 2008 in New York. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier in the day that Americans have a constitutional right to keep guns in their homes for self-defense - the justices' first major pronouncement on gun control in …
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A Bronx man allegedly shot his wife in the head for saying he did not satisfy her sexual and financial needs, police said.

Clarence White, 72, was arrested for allegedly shooting his 28-year-old wife, Dominique White, in the head with a 22-caliber handgun Thursday morning inside their home, the New York Daily News reported.

Police sources say the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute between White and his wife after she said he did not meet her sexual and financial needs.

“It was a normal argument. He went inside and she followed him,” a neighbor said.

The Daily Mail reported that the argument stemmed from money problems resulting from White having recently lost his job.

After his wife told him he had to leave, White grabbed a pistol from a nightstand and placed it in his pocket. When Dominique told him he did not satisfy her, he allegedly fired the gun.

Police found Dominique sitting on the floor in the hallway of their Parkchester home around 8:40 a.m. with a bullet wound to her right cheek. Medics transported her to Jacobi Medical Center, where she was in critical but stable condition as of Friday.

Doctors say that her face still contains bullet fragments.

Court documents state that White, allegedly still holding the gun, told police, “I shot my wife.”

Police arrested White shortly after and charged him with attempted murder, criminal use of a firearm, and assault.

Upon searching the home, police found a 22-caliber handgun.

During the arraignment hearing Friday, a judge in Bronx Criminal Court ordered that White be held on $300,000 bail. He also faces charges of harassment.

The couple has a history of domestic disputes involving police, with the most recent incident occurring May 24.


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