Timothy Havens, 38, told Springfield police he was reaching for something on a nightstand when the pistol went off, hitting his estranged wife Carolyn, 42, in the upper chest.
First of all, if it was his estranged wife, WTF were they doing having sex? And why was a gun around? The incident happened last December, and Carolyn Havens was in critical condition after the gunshot wound, though she recovered.
Champaign County Common Pleas Court Judge Roger Wilson sentenced Havens to 90 days in jail, 80 hours of community service, anger management counseling, a $300 fine and three years probation. He was also ordered not to have contact with the victim.
An obvious co-dependent relationship, not only were they having sex despite the victim having taken out a protection order against Timothy Havens, Carolyn Havens complicated the case by insisting the shooting was accidental.
However, the prosecutor did not believe that, and argued that some of the evidence in the case did not seem to match the story, and there had been a history of violence in the home.