A "storybook marriage" ends in a bizarre chain of events

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    Blind Man Trying To Handle Gun, Food Fatally Shoots Wife

    Morganton, NC -- A legally blind man fatally shot his wife while trying to balance a plate of fried chicken and a pistol, authorities said.

    Kelly Honeycutt of Morganton was holding a .38-caliber pistol he found in a box while he and his wife were moving into a new home Monday night, said Burke County Sheriff's Sgt. Robert Beall said. He accidentally shot his wife Norita in the head after she handed her wheelchair-bound husband a plate of chicken, Beall said.

    Beall said no charges were filed by investigators, but the case was sent to the county prosecutor's office for a final determination.

    Beall said the husband was more than 50% blind, had limited movement and was in advanced stages of multiple sclerosis. His wife was his caretaker.

    "They had a storybook marriage," Beall said. "No history of domestic violence, no indication of alcohol abuse. It just looks like a case of bad timing while handling a gun."

    http://wfmynews2.com/news/local_state/article.aspx?storyid=67433
     
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    Sad, sad story but do I even need to ask?
     
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    How tragic and ironic that is....
     
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    I know it's sad but I must admit I had a little bit of a grin while reading this. I think he was faking all the illness and took her out! Damn, all this over some damn chicken.
     
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    Really??:eek:
     
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    Have you ever had North Carolinan chicken? That's what I thought, keep walkin.
     
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    I know this is a mean thing to say, but this sounds like a good candidate for a Darwin Award.
     
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    Seriously. Who gives a blind MS patient a gun?
     

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