Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Harbinger, NC: Currituck sheriff: Man aiming for dog shoots, kills girlfriend

A Currituck woman was shot and killed Monday in her home after her dog bit her boyfriend.

Thomas Paul O’Malley, 31, was charged with second-degree murder after Morgan Mackey, 26, was found dead at the Harbinger home the pair shared, said Lindsay Voorhees, spokeswoman for the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office. Mackey had been shot in the chest.

O’Malley was arrested outside the residence about 2 a.m. Monday without incident, Voorhees said.

O’Malley and Mackey were arguing when the dog, a German shepherd-Doberman mix, bit O’Malley on the arm. O’Malley aimed a gun at the dog, according to witnesses interviewed by police. Mackey was shot in the chest when she tried to keep the dog from getting shot, Voorhees said. The dog was not injured.

O’Malley is in custody under a $260,000 bond. His first court appearance is Wednesday.


EHAZ said...

Domestic Violence and Abuse of any kind is unacceptable.. our Senators & Courts need to have stronger laws and enforcements of restraining orders & guns.. Angry men & guns don't mix.. My prayers to Morgan Mackey and her family.. Write your Senators to help stop Domestic Violence Acts and push for stronger protection laws.. too many women die needlessly at the hands of men who claim to have love them..

EHAZ said...