MILWAUKEE (AP) - A 76-year-old Milwaukee County man has told investigators he shot his blind wife of 56 years because she'd been nagging him for three weeks.
Prosecutors charged Jack Lang of Oak Creek with first-degree intentional homicide Thursday.
Authorities say Lang called 911 on Wednesday to say he'd just shot his wife in the face. Police found June Lang dead near the bed.
Jack Lang told investigators she nagged him and wouldn't shut up, and even though he loved her he'd had enough. He says she criticized him for not being able to help as much with housework.
He says he got his .22 caliber gun and warned her he was holding it inches from her head but she didn't believe him.
Online court records didn't immediately list a defense attorney.
Lang, June M. Born to Eternal Life on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Age 75 years. Beloved wife for 55 years of Jack R. Lang. Cherished mother of Philip (Annette) Lang, Cheryl (Joe) Kinares. Loving grandmother of Hillary Lang, Christopher Lang and Raney Clapp. Dear sister of Daniel (Shannon) Schacht, Joanne (Glen) Helwer, and the late Nancy (the late Melvin) Waechs. Further survived by nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, other family members and friends. Visitation THURSDAY, April 24, 2014, from 11AM-2PM at ST. JOHN EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 6700 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek. Funeral Services at 2PM. June worked for over 15 years as a real state agent for GMAC. She was a longtime and active member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church. If desired, memorials may be made to the church or Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A steelworker from Massachusetts has been charged in the fatal shooting of a Mazomanie woman in February.
Online court records show 39-year-old Phillip Byrd was charged Thursday in the death of 43-year-old Cheryl Gilberg. Investigators found Gilberg's body in her home. She had been shot in the head.
Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney said previously that he believed the shooting was a result of domestic abuse.
Investigators say Byrd is Gilberg's former boyfriend. He has been held since Feb. 24 in the Rock County jail on charges of failing to pay child support.
Investigators previously described Byrd as a Janesville resident. They said Thursday he was arrested in that city. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon.
Cheryl, age 43, is survived by her husband and 2 children along with her mother, a brother, sister, and other family members. She died February 23rd.