CRIME
07/10/2014 05:01 pm ET Updated Jul 10, 2014

Bobby Leonard Shot Wife Because He Was 'Tired Of Her': Missouri Cops

When Bobby Leonard was questioned about shooting his wife, Carolyn, in the shoulder on Saturday, he didn't mince words.

Leonard, 59, allegedly confessed to the crime and said he did it because he was "tired of her," according to the Southeast Missourian newspaper.

The shooting occurred Saturday morning after the couple started arguing in their trailer home in Naylor, Missouri.

Ripley County Cpl. Earl Wheetley responded a call about a "female being shot by her husband" and found Carolyn Leonard "laying on the front porch covered in blood," according to his probable-cause affidavit.

The victim told officers that her husband shot her. When Leonard exited the trailer, he was arrested, according to the Associated Press.

After Wheetley handcuffed Leonard, the officer asked the suspect if he had any weapons him. He said Leonard replied, "No, the gun is in the house on the counter."

Wheetley said after Leonard was read his Miranda rights, the suspect asked if his wife had died. When Wheetley asked what happened, Leonard allegedly told him, "I got tired of her, and shot her," according to the Sikeston Standard Democrat.

Ripley County Sheriff Ron Barnett said the victim was flown to a Memphis, Tennessee hospital for treatment and is reportedly in stable condition.

Leonard was charged with first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action or first-degree domestic assault. He was being held at the Doniphan City Jail in lieu of $150,000 cash bond, according to RawStory.com.

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