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A 12-gauge Attention-Getter?

a href=”http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/state/article/0,1406,KNS_348_5484975,00.html”Bank Tellers testify in the Mary Winkler case/a: “Witnesses: wife was in financial trouble, deposited bad checks.” It is not uncommon before someone kills, to have a “triggering event” that makes them feel that the only way to solve their problem is to bring it to a climactic conclusion–murder is sometimes the only way “out” in their mind. I wonder if Winkler really just meant to a href=”http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2007/04/mary-winkler-says-killing-her-minister.html””get her husband’s attention”/a with the gun as the defense reported in a previous news story. It seems implausible after reading this statement: br /br /”I don’t remember going to the closet or getting the gun,” Winkler said, according to her statement to Carpenter. “The next thing I remember was hearing a loud boom, and I remember thinking it wasn’t as loud as I thought it would be.” br /br /She thought about how loud it would be? Doesn’t that mean that she had already emdecided/em to pull the trigger when she pointed the gun at her husband? Because, really when you are trying to get someone’s attention, what loud boom is involved?