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Man, 74, shot; wife, 70, charged

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 6:51 AM
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A 70-year-old woman told police she shot her husband for his years of infidelity Wednesday morning, but did not intend to kill him.

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Joseph Gaines, 74, was discovered by deputies in his home on the 3800 block of Old Waynesboro Road around 2 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the thigh.

Annie Gaines was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during a crime.

According to a police report, the couple have been married for 50 years during which time Joseph Gaines had several affairs and children outside the marriage.

The shooting occurred shortly after the funeral for one of his children.

Annie Gaines told police she was upset about the affairs, the other children and that her husband had ignored her during the funeral.

“I wasn’t trying to kill him,” she told police. “I was just gonna remind him that I’m still here.”

Joseph Gaines was treated at Georgia Regents Medical Center for injuries that did not appear to be life threatening, police said.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/12/14 - 07:26 am
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Well I'll be

You seldom hear about this age group shooting each other.....

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/12/14 - 07:27 am
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Hope he heals

Note: Lock firearms up from wife.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 03/12/14 - 07:52 am
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It costs so much to get a divorce these days....

Know what would be interesting? To find out how long this couple has been married.

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 03/12/14 - 07:58 am
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I bet he left the seat up....

I bet he left the seat up.... AGAIN!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/12/14 - 10:06 am
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No,

I think it was a case of a Scorned Wife.

He forgot to take his Viagra........

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 03/12/14 - 10:56 am
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That, or he DID take it, and

That, or he DID take it, and was servicing someone other than his wife...would explain the shot to the thigh. I guess her aim was off! HA!

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 03/12/14 - 11:35 am
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R & R ranters

are having their fun with this tragedy - I find it sad!

allhans
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allhans 03/12/14 - 12:23 pm
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Smile!

Smile!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/12/14 - 03:10 pm
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Well now

Cgee was right!

jimmymac
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jimmymac 03/12/14 - 03:39 pm
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50 YEARS
Unpublished

Why on earth would this woman stay married to a man for 50 years that's repeatedly cheated on her and fathered children out of their marriage? Lady you should have kicked him to the curb years ago.

The Mick
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The Mick 03/12/14 - 07:45 pm
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Puts me in mind of Freddie

Puts me in mind of Freddie Willhite. This lady finally snapped. I bet he didn't see his day ending that way.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/12/14 - 08:53 pm
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The neighbors are getting

The neighbors are getting rowdy out here.

Married 50 years. Numerous affairs and children by other women....and she gets mad because he ignores her at a funeral. You just never know what's going to set a woman off.

KSL
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KSL 03/13/14 - 03:51 am
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Which is why guys need to be

Which is why guys need to be very careful.

KSL
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KSL 03/13/14 - 04:04 am
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I have to give her credit fot

I have to give her credit fot being a good shot, unless she was trying to "disable" him.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 03/13/14 - 05:36 am
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Reminds me of my death wish

How do I want to go?
Shot in bed by a jealous husband when I'm 95....
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Got to admire the victim here -- still got it going on after all these years and all those "outside children".

foxsilong
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foxsilong 03/13/14 - 07:54 am
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KSL I bet she was aiming for his _ _ _ _ _

Just think about the reason why she shot him and how close his thigh was to his _ _ _ _ _. She missed her chance tho. That lucky man gets to use it for another day!

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/13/14 - 09:14 am
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According to some, this is

According to some, this is the type of marriage that will be threatened when same sex marriage is approved.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/13/14 - 10:08 am
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I think she reminded him, all

I think she reminded him, all right.

stuaby
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stuaby 03/13/14 - 03:08 pm
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Aggravated assault. Wifey is

Aggravated assault. Wifey is looking at 8 to 10 in the pen.

Hubby's theme song now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMek_7qHVTc

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