Mom Loses It as Primus Video Plays, Shoots Up TV

Blessed silence, charges ensue
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2015 4:43 PM CDT
Mom Loses It as Primus Video Plays, Shoots Up TV
Les Claypool, the lead vocalist and bassist of Primus, performs during the Cumbre Tajin 2014 music festival in Papantla, Mexico.   (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

You know how Primus music makes you want to totally shoot up the 50-inch flatscreen your kids are watching? You don't? Jennifer Ullery might be able to explain it to you. As the Northwest Herald reports, the 40-year-old Illinois mom apparently lost it as her three kids were watching a Primus music video, entered the living room, and fired "multiple rounds" at the tube from her Ruger .22.

"Mom didn’t say anything, she just walked into the room and started shooting the TV," the local police chief explains. Ullery, who later told authorities she thought her kids were watching too much TV, pleaded not guilty on Monday to felony discharge of a firearm, misdemeanor possession of a weapon without permit, and three counts of endangering the life of a child. Authorities have placed the kids, ages 15, 11, and 6, with a relative. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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