Maine Woman Allegedly Tried To Kill Son-In-Law
A Paris woman is accused of trying to kill her son-in-law with a handgun that failed to fire.
WGME-TV reports 61-year-old Mary Landers sent her daughter a text message at around 5:30 Saturday night that said: 'Awe, I'm so sorry. I'm going to kill him.' The Oxford County Sheriff's Office says she then went to her son-in-law's house at around 5:45 p.m., walked into his bedroom and screamed in order to wake him.
Matthew Lobb told police that he tried to call 911 but Landers took the phone from him, smashed it against the wall, pointed a handgun at him, and pulled the trigger. When the gun didn't fire, Lobb grabbed the gun from her and Landers ran from the house. When Lobb showed the gun to investigators, they confirmed that there was a round stuck in the chamber. He told investigators that he and his wife had argued on Saturday and she had left. She was not at home when her mother arrived.
Landers was arrested at around 6:31 p.m. and taken to the Oxford County Jail, charged with attempted murder, burglary, terrorizing, and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon. She posted bail of $30,000 worth of property and was released on Monday. Bail conditions include not possessing dangerous weapons and that she have no contact with Lobb.