Wis. Police: Man kills wife of 56 years because she was ‘nagging’ him
A Wisconsin man has been charged after police say he shot and killed his wife of 56 years because she was “nagging him.”
Fox 6 News reports 76-year-old Jack Lang, of Oak Creek, Wisconsin faces a felony count of first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon — and could face life in prison.
Police responded to the couple’s home Wednesday afternoon where they found Lang’s wife June dead in the bedroom.
Fox 6 News reports the criminal complaint filed says the couple was driving home from a restaurant at Potawatomi Bingo Casino on Wednesday afternoon.
“According to the complaint, Lang says as he drove to Potawatomi, his wife began calling him names — specifically calling him a “baby.” He says when they arrived, he did not feel well and wanted to leave — but he says his wife started “giving him hell” about having to leave the restaurant,” Fox 6 news reports.
Lang told officials his wife had been nagging him for about three weeks — and said he had just had enough.
Lang says he and his wife argued on the drive home and when they got home, “he just lost it.”
“The complaint says Lang told officials he loved her, but couldn’t take it anymore,” according to Fox 6 News. He went into the bedroom and shot his wife. He then attempted to shoot himself but “just grazed himself once,” according to the complaint.
If convicted in this case, Lang could face life in prison.