Skip to comments.Man Who Killed Wife Bought Shotgun From Wal-Mart Hours Earlier
Posted on 02/28/2008 2:40:27 PM PST by VeniVidiVici
MARION COUNTY, Fla. -- A Marion County man who opened fire on his wife bought the shotgun used in the crime just hours earlier at a nearby Wal-Mart. He didn't have to wait to get the gun. He passed a mandatory background check in the store and walked right out with it.
The man then went back into the store and bought some shotgun shells. Detectives said he then went home and murdered his wife.
Cheryl Schleher heard a knock at the door Monday night around 11 o'clock. It was her neighbor, Johnny High.
"My husband went out there and he asked my husband if he had a shotgun," she said.
High left Schleher's home empty-handed. Tuesday morning, deputies said he came to the Wal-Mart on State Road 200. He bought a shotgun, some shells and took them home, where he opened fire on his wife, Kimberly.
"We have witnesses that actually watched her run from the house and watched him chasing after her and he shot her in the yard [in the back]," said Sgt. Brian Spivey, Marion County Sheriff's Office.
Kimberly High died in her backyard. Deputies said her husband then went inside their trailer home and shot himself in the chest. The first officers on the scene said High was still conscious when they got there and he confessed.
Schleher said the couple was getting a divorce. She said Johnny looked liked he had been crying the night he came to her house. She didn't know what he was about to do. Just the same, she wishes she had warned Kimberly.
"When my husband told, told me, I said, 'We need to tell Kimmy, though. I don't know. She was a good friend," she said.
The sheriff's office said Johnny High is in critical condition at Orlando Regional Medical Center. The Highs have two children, four and seven years old. They were not home when their mother was killed. They are now with their grandparents.
In Florida, there is a three-day waiting period for handguns, but there is no waiting period for long guns. In addition, background checks are only required at federally-licensed gun stores. People buying firearms at gun shows and person to person are not subject to background checks.
So, if he didn’t get a gun, he would have bought a knife.
Or a screwdriver.
Or a nailgun.
Or a shovel.
Or a brick.
Or run her over with his car.
The gun did not kill the woman. The man operating the gun killed her.
If he had bought a baseball bat or an axe would there be an outcry for a waiting period on those too?
More wrong headed, fell-good liberal efforts that are wholly mis-directed. Punish us all...lower us all to the lowest common denominator. Then their liberal government can take care of us all...with all power.
This woman's only chance for survivial was to either be gone already from this guy, or to somehow defend herself against him.
Sue Wal-Mart, the gun manufacturer and the shot gun shell manufactuer, sue the gas station that sold him the gas to get to W-M and the car dealer who sold him his car. Hold everybody responsible except the nut who murdered his wife - it’s the American way.
They prefer the .22s and .223s. I like the bigger stuff.
We have a number of weapons per individual, adults and kids, in the house and none of them have run around outside shooting at people.
Both my guns and family :-).
Let’s see. First the guy went next door to see if he could borrow a shotgun from the neighbors. At 11 pm. He left empty-handed. Later, the neighbor expressed regret that she hadn’t warned the wife that crazy guy was out looking for a gun. Or called the cops to alert them. Sheesh.
But by all means let’s ban guns when we should be banning crazy guys, morons and not-my-problem neighbors.
sadly, this murder was committed before the jerk ever went to Wal-Mart.
WALMART made him shoot his wife in the back...not the fact that he’s a psycho coward.
He also could have probably killed her with no weapon at all.
See, finally the lefties have seen the light...
Guns don't kill people...
Wal-Mart Kills people...
(Well they are getting closer anyhow)
Wherever a murderer buys a firearm, the place of purchase will be publicized and attacked with propaganda, lawsuits and the like over it. And if the purchaser is a “male,” that will be publicized too, for feminism and to further deprive men of constitutional rights.
Darn those Chinese!
I guess if the only tool you have is a twelve gauge, everything looks like a woodchuck!
So what would they say if he shot her on the fourth day? What if he shot her on the first day after a two-week wait, after a one -month wait, after a . . .?
In addition, background checks are only required at federally-licensed gun stores. People buying firearms at gun shows and person to person are not subject to background checks.
What has that got to do with this tragedy, other than to cram in as much anti-gun B/S in as possible.
Be extra careful. My wife wanted to know my screen name and I told her it was boomop1.
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