The media generally has a rule when covering domestic violence cases–if it’s domestic violence, and it’s committed by a woman against a man, it’s not domestic violence.
Happily, Tim, a reader, recently sent me an exception, at least a little bit–the story mentions “domestic violence” at the end, which is nice.
Police Say Woman Shot At Husband, Hit TV
Husband Calls 911 From Basement
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan woman, accused by police of trying to shoot her husband in the head and missing, hitting the plasma TV instead, could face prison time.
Washington Township resident Cheryl Grucz, 61, was arraigned on charges ranging from assault with intent to do bodily harm, which carries a 10-year sentence, to possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, which carries a two-year sentence. She also was charged with a misdemeanor because the firearm did not pass safety inspection, WDIV-TV in Detroit reported.
Her frantic husband locked himself in a room in the basement of their home and called 911 after she fired the shot, police said.
“My wife’s got a gun, and she’s shooting at me,” said her husband, who is 65.
A Romeo District Court judge set a bond of $50,000 or 10 percent, with conditions.
The court also ordered Grucz to enroll in a domestic violence program.
Grucz’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 15.
[Note: If you or someone you love is being abused, the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women provides crisis intervention and support services to victims of domestic violence and their families.]