Florida woman arrested after reportedly shooting boyfriend because he was 'snoring too loudly'
A Florida woman was arrested and taken into custody, after reportedly shooting her boyfriend over the volume of his snoring.
Initially, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office had thought that Lorie Morin, 47, had shot her boyfriend - named by police as Brett Allgood - accidentally, but after speaking to the victim, the police learned that Morin had shot her lover because he was reportedly snoring too loudly.
Morin had first told law enforcement officials that the couple had been drinking together and playing the card game rummy, and that she had set the gun off accidentally while trying to retrieve a heavy box. But Allgood's testimony tells a different story - one of an argument over the victim's loud snoring.
An affidavit from the Brevard County Sheriff's Office says that Morin followed the victim to their bedroom, where she pointed a loaded shotgun at his head. The affidavit states: "He [Allgood] heard a loud boom and woke up lying in a pool of blood with excruciating pain coming from his right armpit area."
Allgood was airlifted to hospital after the incident, according to the affidavit, and deputies saw fit to re-interview Morin at the Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Services facility. Then, as law enforcement informed her of Allgood's testimony, Morin tried to change her story.
It was then that she gave a different account of events; the 47-year-old then claimed that rather than herself trying to retrieve a box, Morin said that her boyfriend had tried to remove the gun from her grasp, and that was when it went off.
The Brevard County Sheriff's Office, however, were not convinced. The affidavit explains that all throughout the investigation, Lorie Morin had gone through a range of emotions.
"It should be noted that while Ms. Morin was in the interview room, she attempted to show emotion by covering her face with her hands and crying, but she never shed a tear the entire time during any of the interviews," explains the arrest affidavit.
Neighbours were reportedly shocked to learn of the development, with Samantha Bobier - who lives near the couple - in Cocoa, Florida, saying that she had learned of the attack on the news.
"I've talked to her a couple of times and she's always been really nice, and so the news is kind of shocking on it, honestly. To hear that it was over him snoring is kind of shocking. It's kind of crazy."
Robert Mason, another neighbour who knew the couple, described the incident as "bizarre". "It's so stupid, so bizarre that I can't imagined that kind of behaviour," he said, while another neighbour told of the moment where Morin was placed under arrest: "They [the police] must have been waiting for her. She pulled in, and then all the cars came rushing out of every direction."
Morin was arrested and charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and remains jailed without bond at the Brevard County Jail Complex. She will be arraigned on April 9.