Guy Walks Into Church, Shoots Father-in-Law in Head: Cops
His wife witnessed Father's Day shooting
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2013 2:25 AM CDT
Updated Jun 17, 2013 5:33 AM CDT
Charles Richard Jennings Jr. has been arrested for attempted aggravated criminal homicide and aggravated robbery.   (Weber County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – A Utah man has been arrested for allegedly walking into a church on Father's Day and shooting his father-in-law in the back of the head in front of horrified parishioners. Police say Charles Richard Jennings Jr., 35, stole a pickup truck at gunpoint after the incident at a Catholic church in Ogden but was captured hours later in the next county, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. The injured man is in critical condition but is expected to survive.

Police describe the shooting as a "domestic violence-related incident." Witnesses say Jennings entered the church hand-in-hand with his wife before walking over to a pew and shooting her father. "I’m assuming he brought her to church to watch him kill her father on Father’s Day," a witness tells the Standard-Examiner said. "How dare he come into our sacred little church and do something like this."

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PaulUK2901
Jun 19, 2013 8:02 PM CDT
Judging by his looks and psychopathic stare, nobody could have possibly predicted this? Obviously, his 2nd Amendment rights had to be observed as a law abiding psycho, so he had ready access to a firearm. What could possibly go wrong?
butterbutterbutter
Jun 18, 2013 12:17 AM CDT
Nice neck tattoo ya freak.
Lefty_Libby
Jun 17, 2013 8:49 PM CDT
That guy even looks scary.