'Jealous' Monster Dude Threatens Wife With Loaded Shotgun While She's Breastfeeding

A 28-year-old man in Minnesota loaded a 12-gauge shotgun and pointed it at his wife while she was breastfeeding their 4-month-old baby. What was the reason why this raging f***wit man did this? According to the police report, it's because he was "jealous." 

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Jealous because his wife was spending more time with the baby than with him. Instead of shooting her or her child, Nicholas George Lehmeier then went downstairs and fired the gun outside a window. 

It's pretty easy to just think this guy is an a**hole and that he should be tossed in jail, but he obviously has mental issues. The couple has five children together, and the saddest aspect of this case is that the woman reportedly accused her husband of a 10-year pattern of abuse and rape that went unreported because he threatened to kill her or their children. This also isn't Lehmeier's first run-in with the police, as he was previously convicted of assaulting their 7-year-old -- an incident that led to the removal of their kids from their home.  

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She was scared for 10 years and hadn't reported the abuse. I can't imagine being in that situation, and my heart breaks for this mom. I wonder if she was ever able to confide in a friend or family member and, if so, why no one helped her to leave this asshole. Any guy who would point a loaded gun at a mom nursing her baby has serious issues, and considering he had assaulted the 7-year-old, it just further shows how deeply troubled (and awful) he is. 

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I guess one good part of this story is that Lehmeier faces one felony count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and faces up to seven years in prison if convicted. I'm not sure that's long enough for this guy, but at least it's better than his remaining in the house with this mom and her kids. 

If you're in an abusive relationship and are unsure of how to get out, or even just need someone to talk to, there is help. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233. No one should have to live in fear of his or her safety.

 

Image via Stearns County 

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