A South Florida man is accused of fatally shooting his wife in the face at point-blank range because she would not stop talking disrespectfully to him, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
Fernando Leopoldo De Baere, 73, of Plantation, was arrested after the Wednesday night incident in Plantation, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with premeditated murder, according to court records.
According to Plantation police, De Baere admitted to fatally shooting Marisa Sherman, 47, inside their home after an argument, WFOR reported.
According to court records, De Baere walked to a neighbor’s home and told them he had just killed his wife, the television station reported.
De Baere told investigators with the Plantation Police Department he shot his wife because she would not stop talking disrespectfully to him, the Sun-Sentinel reported. He told police he and his wife were arguing over her interactions with a former co-worker, and De Baere was not happy with “the way that she was talking to him,” according to an arrest report.
Sherman refused to stop, De Baere told police, even after he aimed his Taurus .38-caliber revolver at her, according to the Sun-Sentinel. According to the arrest report, De Baere shot his wife “one or two times” from about 3 feet away.
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