Saturday, May 27, 2006

St. Stephen, South Carolina

From the May 18, 2006 The State:
ST. STEPHEN — A 52-year-old St. Stephen man has died after being shot during a struggle with his wife, authorities said.

Prosecutor Blair Jennings said no criminal charges are expected to be filed in the death of Robert Lawrence Horne.

Shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Horne's home, where they found his wife, Valerie Humbert Horne, sitting on the floor, an incident report said. Her husband's body was lying nearby, and a silver-colored revolver was on the kitchen table.

The man had been arguing with his 23-year-old daughter over her relationship and said he wanted to kick her out of the house, Jennings said. The daughter fled the house after the man pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her, Sheriff's Capt. Rick Ollic said.

Robert Lawrence Horne then threatened to kill his wife and armed himself with three handguns, Ollic said.

During an ensuing struggle, Horne's wife fired the gun.

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