A Florida man threw a Christmas tree at his wife during an argument, which exploded when she asked him to help her make dinner, authorities said.
According to the arrest affidavit, Richard Atchison, 52, “lost his temper” at his partner’s home in Fruitland Park on Monday night after his wife asked him for help with dinner and he put a spoon in the sink, accidentally Water splashed on him. achieved by Fox 35 Orlando.
According to official reports, Atchison packed his things and left for his vehicle before returning home because he had been “drinking” and asked his wife to leave.
When the wife tried to leave, authorities say Aitchison pushed her, picked up a Christmas tree from the corner of the room and threw it at her, hitting her. After that he closed the main door so that he could not go out.
As of now, Atchison has been arrested on domestic battery charges and taken to the Lake County Jail. His final decision is expected in the coming days.
‘Thanksgiving’ Massacre: Two Killed, Two Injured by Ex-Husband in Houston Home
In other incidents, two people were killed and two others were injured in a shooting at a residential home near Houston on Thanksgiving night, United States officials said. The condition of an elderly person injured in the shooting remains critical.
Houston police are continuing to investigate the scene in the 1500 block of Baggett Lane in Spring Branch where four people, including three adults and a juvenile, were shot. The two surviving victims were taken to the hospital, Fox Houston reported.
The family had just finished eating Thanksgiving when the victim’s ex-husband walked in through the back door and opened fire on the family, Houston Police Department Deputy Chief Patricia Cantu said during a briefing Thursday.
“The family was celebrating, they had just had dinner. The suspect, known as the deceased woman’s ex-husband, entered through the back door and began shooting at people. who were inside the house,” Cantu said.
There were four other people inside the house, but they ran to the rooms for safety as soon as they heard the gunshots. During the incident, the suspect fired several shots and reloaded the gun at least once.” The suspect then fled the scene.
Police received a report of the shooting at 9:18 p.m., and officers arrived on the scene five minutes later and shot four people in the home.
An adult male and an adult female were pronounced dead at the scene. A 15-year-old victim is in stable condition, while the surviving adult male is in critical condition.
Police said they are not sure of the relationship between the victims at this time, as the family had invited non-family friends to the gathering.
“It’s a very sad situation. It’s Thanksgiving. People should be celebrating with their families.”Kantu assured.
The shooting was called a “house related incident”. At this time, the motive for the shooting is not known and the identity of the alleged ex-husband has not been established. The investigation is on.