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Husband Mistakes Wife For Intruder, Kills Her

There are 271 comments on the story from Jan 2, 2008, titled Husband Mistakes Wife For Intruder, Kills Her. In it, reports that:

A Natchez man shot and killed his wife when he mistook her for an intruder in their home, according to police.

Police Chief Mike Mullins said Glenn and Deborah Mizell awoke around 4 a.m. Tuesday to the sound of their barking dog. Mullins said Glenn Mizell went to investigate, taking a pistol with him.

Mullins said Glenn Mizell began checking through the house and was unaware his wife had left the bedroom and gone into the kitchen. Mullins said when Mizell saw her figure in the dark, he fired his gun once.

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#281 Jan 20, 2008
jen in mooresville wrote:
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doubt it

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#283 Jan 22, 2008
Poor woman.

“My Bad! Just hold me. ”

Since: Aug 07

Orion's Belt

#284 Jan 22, 2008
truthist wrote:
Poor woman.
Woman is dead, and better off then most of us.

Think you meant. Poor woman's family and friends.
Nancy Drew

Denver, CO

#285 Jan 28, 2008
I haven't had the time to read all of these posts, but I would like to give some info that most of you might not be aware of.I was in Natchez eleven days after the shooting, and this is the story I get from a close relative of Glenn Mizell.There had been a rash of robberies in Natchez the last couple of months (unsolved).Two nights before the shooting, a house two doors down had been robbed (money taken).This house also had three cars vandalized and Mizell's and another neighbor's house had their security lights loosened.So, when Mizell heard his dog bark around 4:00 a.m.(which is about the time the other robbery had happened), he told his wife he was going to get his gun.I am not sure if he told his wife to wait in bed or not, but he apparently had no idea at the time that it was his wife coming across the room as he shot.No lights on.From what I hear, Mizell made a stupid mistake totally out of fear with what had happened two nights before.I was told that he said stop, I've got a gun, and shot just seconds apart.All very fast without thinking.His wife did not die immediately.As he held her in his arms she said, "Glenn, you shot me," and then she died.Her implying, from my guess, that it was her and not a robber that he had shot.He will have to remember her these last words for the rest of his life.I really am opposed to guns, and I think this was a really tragic accident.I don't believe there was any intention on this man's part to purposefully kill his wife.I think it just goes to show what fear will do to one's mind.First instinct is to protect yourself and your family and sometimes with a gun involved the end result can be tragic.I hope Mr. Mizell will get professional help.I am sure it will always be easier for him to feel guilt over this than to ever forgive himself.I am told he adored his wife, and by the way, his daughter has yet to feel bad feelings toward her dad.She adored both of her parents and takes it as an accident.Give the guy a break. And, yes bad things can happen to good people.

“The Penguin Cometh.”

Since: Dec 06


#286 Jan 28, 2008
Mississippi Magnolia wrote:
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That's classy. Whether you're from Antartica or CA, it appears that ignorance is no respecter of persons-or regions.
For the record: I've been all over the country and I've found people who talk like that in every region I've visited. It's not unique to the south by any means.

And in every region I've visited, people who actually talk like that are pretty nearly the most stubbornly ignorant people I've met. It's not just that they're uneducated, it's a conscious decision that book-larnin' is only going to corrupt their morals.

I have no qualms about making fun of them, wherever they live.

As for guns: in and of themselves I haven't a problem with them. They're only a tool, after all. But there is a definite gun culture in this country that I *do* have a problem with. Not all gun owners are a part of it, but too many of them are.

Guns are random killers.

If you don't know exactly what you are doing and what you intend to do, you have no business touching a gun. Even if you do, the world may be better off with you not owning a gun.

Terry, MS

#287 Jan 31, 2008
i think he knew what he was doin but i really hard to say u should check first who it is n the house before startin to get ur gun prepared to fire

Lexington, SC

#289 Oct 23, 2011
Tuvok wrote:
<quoted text>I am sure he knew what his target was!! Check the insurance policy in there Chester Drawers, Then you will most likely knew he was sure of his target!!! After the funneral and after selling his house and cashing the policy in,and he is driving off in his New car going off to the Islands To get over his wifes Death with His close and personal friend (just so happens to be half his age) You will know he was sure of his TARGET!!!
im sure none of you will even care, but that's my fucking family you're talking about, and to you,'Tuvok' my great uncle loved her like there was no tomorrow, and he would nevre do that kind of bull shit. and he never 'checked in' on her insurance policy, he let his daughter decide what to do with the money, because of the way things happened. he still lives in the same house, and hasn't re-married, and lives in the same town. to everone, how about you fucking get your facts straight before you go running your mouths about shit you aren't involved in, and have no idea about.

Hermitage, TN

#290 Oct 30, 2011
Cvvl wrote:
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Why does it have to be either be armed or be attacked? Why, when defending gun ownership, are the most extreme examples of what +could+ happen to you used? I live in Canada. I've never owner a gun. No one I've ever known has owned a gun. Of everyone I've ever known, only one was the victim of a crime, a burglary, that occurred while he was out of the house. So where exactly are all the ravening beasts just waiting to jump out and rip us limb from limb? It's almost as though you need your high crime rates to justify your gun ownership.
I'm unarmed, and I'm not afraid of the big bad wolf.
yOU DON'T LIVE IN THE DRUG INFESTED USA. that has prejudice issues.

Hermitage, TN

#291 Oct 30, 2011
unknow wrote:
i think he knew what he was doin but i really hard to say u should check first who it is n the house before startin to get ur gun prepared to fire
If you have ever had a fight, or if you've ever been attacked, you don't have time to write "Dear Abby" for your next move.

Hermitage, TN

#292 Oct 30, 2011
pmck wrote:
<quoted text>Oops. Didn't see your post. You beat me to it!
If they both woke up at the same time and suspected there could be an intruder in the house, why would the wife leave the bedroom without telling her husband (who was carrying a loaded gun around a dark house)? And (naturally I have to ask) since there were no witnesses, we believe this man's story, why? Maybe when they catch the intruder, he can be a witness!
she was nosy and concerned about him, she didn't think about his having the gun, and anyone in the house. Or she could've been afraid and looking for him in the dark.

Hermitage, TN

#293 Oct 30, 2011
tonya bryant in miami wrote:
he's lying he knew exatly what he was doing he wanted to kill so he could be with his mistress
How do you know he had a mistress? Gossip is cheap, and doesn't hold up in slander cases.

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