Cops: Wife Killed Husband After Fight Over Burned Casserole

Police say she took a photo of the body and sent it to a friend
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 1, 2017 8:38 PM CST
Cops: Wife Killed Husband After Fight Over Burned Casserole
Teresa Drum   (Uncredited)

Police in Pennsylvania say a woman fatally shot her husband after arguing about a casserole she burned, then took a photo of the body, texted it to a friend, and showered before calling 911, the AP reports. According to court records, Frazer police responding to the call Monday night found 42-year-old Dennis Drum Sr. lying dead on a bed with a gun in his hand and a gunshot wound to the forehead, the Tribune-Review reported. His wife, 38-year-old Teresa Drum, told officers her husband shot himself after they argued about the burnt casserole and over the fact that she drank his last beer. She said he shot himself as she called 911.

Teresa Drum showed paramedics the cellphone photo she took of her husband's body, claiming she sent it to a friend because she didn't know what to do. Police say there was no gun in Dennis Drum's hand in that photo and it was taken 11 minutes before the 911 call was made. Teresa Drum was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide. During police questioning later, she told officers she drank seven beers and her husband was insulting her and cursing her cooking. She said they wound up in the bedroom, where her husband pulled the gun from a holster and she put her finger on the trigger and it went off, court documents said. She told police she took a shower "to rinse off." The couple's two children were in the house at the time but were unhurt. (More homicide stories.)

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