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Mammoth Spring woman allegedly shoots husband

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A 57-year-old Mammoth Spring woman is in custody after allegedly shooting her husband in the chest early Monday, Jan. 3.

Doris Elaine Horgan was arrested at the home she shared with her husband, James. P. Horgan, 68, at 810 Riverbend Road, at about 8 a.m. Jan. 3, according to authorities.

Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis said Doris Horgan argued with her husband earlier that morning before getting a .22-caliber pistol from a kitchen drawer and shooting James Horgan once in the chest.

Fulton County Sheriff Kenneth "Buck" Foley said he is unaware of previous altercations between the couple, although Doris Horgan told authorities "she was tired of him beating on her."

James Horgan was taken to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains with nonlethal injuries and released later that day.

Doris Horgan was taken to the Izard County Detention Facility pending charges.

Members of the Arkansas State Police, Fulton County Sheriff's Department and Mammoth Springs Police Department assisted at the scene.

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Why do men beat women? And why would a 68 year old man beat a woman? You'd think the old goat would mellow out by now. I bet he doesn't do it again. I hope she gets off light. So many women feel too trapped or scared to get out of bad situations like these. she needs counseling and the strength to get out. Good luck to HER.

-- Posted by conventional1 on Wed, Jan 12, 2011, at 9:16 AM

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