"I shot him in the nuts with bird-shot because he was beating my daughter"

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The Sun Sentinal reports

Kelly Jr., 49, of Navarre, admitted shooting his daughter’s boyfriend in the groin with “The Judge,” his silver Taurus .45-caliber revolver.

“The Judge” was loaded — three chambers were filled with bird-shot and the fourth with lead. But only one chamber had been fired.

“I shot him in the nuts with bird-shot because he was beating my daughter,” Kelly said.

[ Many thanks to Abraham for emailing me the link. ]

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  • Justdavid Justdavid on May 21, 2010

    Joshua, I wouldn't even use one of these things for snakes. Shotshells in a .38 Spl, .357, or .44 Magnum will do the trick. Plus with different kinds of ammo, I have an effective revolver.

    I vote for renaming "Polish Roulette" to something else because as a nation Poles score really high on IQ tests -- one of the smartest overall countries in Europe. So I have no idea how the "stupid Pole" thing got started, because it definitely isn't true. (Disclaimer: I am not Polish.)

  • G3Ken G3Ken on Feb 13, 2011

    I have a 17 year old daughter, so I know form where he's coming from. Personally, a firm "knock it off asshole" followed by a call to the local police would have been my reaction if an actual "assault" had been taking place.

    If that failed to stop the "assault", there's no shooting in the leg, no nut shots, no wounding. Then it's deadly force time and that boy would be spending eternity in a nice container some six feet beneath the surface of the earth.

    Anything else seems like poor judgment and an invitation to a lawsuit and perhaps some time in jail, neither of which I would like to entertain. When it's time to draw down, it's stopping time or killing time. I'd prefer the first, but the second is sometimes necessary.

    Sounds like there "may" have been a little overreaction on someone's part here.