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Old 03-25-08, 08:25 PM
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Man fatally shoots wife while installing satellite TV system

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03/24/2008

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) -- Officials are trying to determine whether to file charges against a man who fatally shot his wife while trying to install a satellite television system in their home.

Patsy D. Long, 34, of Deep Water, was pronounced dead early Saturday evening after being shot in the chest with a .22-caliber handgun. Her husband, Ronald Long, fired the shot from the inside of their home after several unsuccessful efforts to punch a hole through the exterior wall using other means.

The woman was hit by the second of two shots fired by Ronald Long, the Henry County Sheriff's Department said.

Sheriff's Department spokesman Maj. Robert Hills said a person involved in such a case normally would be charged with manslaughter, but that was up to the prosecutor.

"Once we complete a diagram of the incident, we will be submitting everything to the prosecuting attorney and let him decide if he wants to press criminal charges," Hills said.

Henry County Coroner Scott Largent declined to release details about Patsy Long's death until the Sheriff's Department completes its investigation.
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/new...3?OpenDocument

They don't say if he got it going or not.
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Her husband, Ronald Long, fired the shot from the inside of their home after several unsuccessful efforts to punch a hole through the exterior wall using other means.
I'm against gun control, but there has to be a way to keep them out of the hands of the mentally defective.
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I'm curious if he replaced, "Hey watch this!" with "Honey, watch out!"
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as the old saying goes

CAN'T FIX STUPID!!
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btw I'm curious as to if this is one Dave's tenants?
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I hope there's a full investigation into this.....
Old 03-25-08, 08:58 PM
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How long before the instructions have a picture of a handgun with the huge x on it.
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Originally Posted by Keith6601
How long before the instructions have a picture of a handgun with the huge x on it.
No doubt. Everybody knows you should use a rifle when going through exterior walls!
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Originally Posted by kantonburg
I'm curious if he replaced, "Hey watch this!" with "Honey, watch out!"
I'd bet it was more like BANG "Honey" BANG "watch out!"
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She's coming right for me!
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Who the fuck shoots a hole in their wall, just to get a sat tv hooked up?
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SEDALIA, Mo.
Not Florida? w00t!
Old 03-25-08, 10:36 PM
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I think I need to go install some satellite TV at my mother-in-laws house....
Old 03-25-08, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by dieinafire
Who the fuck shoots a hole in their wall, just to get a sat tv hooked up?
I tried lining up the local Comcast cable guy with a future hole in my wall and my .40. Figured I'd kill two birds with one stone. Yah know? Yeah, well he didn't like the idea.
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Ha. It's like that episode of The Simpsons.
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I never knew a .22 could go through a wall and still pack enough punch to kill someone. I must say the odds of this have to be low...Right?
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I guess that a drill was out of the question?

And take a look at it from this viewpoint - say he used a nail gun and the nail went through the wall, killing his wife. Would they be contemplating prosecution still? And he probably should have called 911 before finishing the installation / watching some of the NCAA tournament. (joke)
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at this article and everyones posts.
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Just another reason not to get cable.
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This guy should be sentenced to life without satellite or cable! Just give him some old rabbit ears that don't support HD.
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This was just an elaborate way to murder his wife and make it look accidental!
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So you are telling me a guy who has a gun, doesnt have a drill?
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Originally Posted by dieinafire
Who the fuck shoots a hole in their wall, just to get a sat tv hooked up?

Ronald Long of Deep Water, MO.
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Putting this guy in jail is the last thing they should do. Women love to marry convicted murders, so putting him in jail would only result in more wives being killed.

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