Pregnant Woman Shot by Man on Thanksgiving Miraculously Delivers Healthy Baby

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gunAnd we thought Halle Berry had a violent Thanksgiving Day when her ex Gabriel Aubry had a scary confrontation with her current fiance! On Thursday in Albertville, Alabama, a man and his pregnant wife (whose names aren't being released until tomorrow since some family members have yet to be notified) had a horrifying showdown that resulted in a death ... and a birth.

Authorities say that despite being separated for several months, the man was invited to Thanksgiving dinner at the home of his estranged wife, who was eight months pregnant. Sometime after the meal, an argument began and the man shot the woman multiple times in the head. He then proceeded to shoot himself in the head. OMG!

Soon thereafter, both were taken by medical helicopter to the nearest hospital. The husband didn't survive, passing away on Saturday. But the woman did -- and gave birth today by C-section. The Marshall County District Attorney reported the development to local news outlet, also noting that both mother and child are doing OK. Thank goodness.

What an absolute nightmare for this family to have to endure. And on Thanksgiving weekend of all weekends. Of course this is an example of family dysfunction and holiday violence gone to the ultimate extreme. But it goes to show how abso-freakin'-lutely mental the holidays can make some people! Sad as it is, maybe it doesn't hurt to assume just about anyone could become a loose canon ... Or maybe this is a lesson to never to invite your ex to Thanksgiving?! (Not to mention that this makes me feel like we need stricter gun control laws, but that's a whole different story ...)

Either way, it's a miracle the mom and baby made it out of this tragedy alive and well. As horrific as this incident sounds, that's surely something to be thankful for.

What do you make of this horror story?

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nonmember avatar Shannon

I guess we know now why they were estranged... he was a total psycho. Sounds like the wife was trying to patch things up for the baby's sake?

Venae Venae

Sorry, sister - no amount of gun control was going to stop him from trying to kill that woman.  If it wasn't a gun, he would have used a knife, a 2x4 or a name it.  And Thanksgiving didn't make him a murderer - he was going to be on no matter the date on the calendar.  Thank the Lord he's dead and saving us all the cost of incarcerating him.

bills... billsfan1104

I agree with Venae. I am also sick and tired of liberals like you(not I didnt say ALL liberals), trying to punish law abiding citizens, because of other assholes.

Gun control wouldn't of stopped him, and Thanksgiving didn't make him psycho.

But way to go to try to trivialize it.

nonmember avatar Littlefrogs

This isn't an example of family dysfunction. This is an example of a crazy, violent man committing domestic violence and attempted murder. This was likely the reason they were separated in the first place.

nonmember avatar Littlefrogs

If she had filed a restraining order against him AND he had purchased this gun AFTER said restraining order, then yes, it would support a call for stronger gun controls.

Crazy people shouldn't be able to buy guns.
Violent people shouldn't be able to buy guns.

bills... billsfan1104

Littlefrogs, they already have gun laws for people with criminal backgrounds.

fave82 fave82

People who cry about needing stronger gun control are typically uneducated about what the current laws even are. They also seem delusional about what safety the laws are able to provide.. **cough cough Chicago**

Courtney Puzzo

yeah those gun laws are called the brady bill which is not properly enforced there are alwayslookholes in th law

bills... billsfan1104

Courtney, people who are hell bent on using the guns for violence are not going to abide by any gun laws at all.

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