Woman Shoots Husband Over Burnt Casserole And Texts Friend Photo Of His Dead Body

She told several different stories of how her husband got shot in the head, but police weren't buying it. 

By Benjamin H. Smith

A Pennsylvania woman is accused of murdering her husband after a drunken fight over her cooking, and then texting a friend a photo of his dead body and taking a shower before calling 911. CBS Pittsburgh reports 38-year-old Teresa Drum killed her husband Dennis Drum Sr., 42, with a single shot to the dead, and then told authorities a number of different stories about what happened before finally admitting to his murder.

Police and paramedics were called to the Drum’s home in Frazer Township around 10:30pm Monday night where they found Dennis’ dead body, with a gun in his hand. When they arrived, Teresa told police that "Me and my husband were fighting and he just shot himself," according to WXPI News. She said she they were arguing about her drinking the last beer, and that Dennis pulled a gun on her. When she went to push it away, it accidentally discharged and killed him. She then took a photograph of his dead body and texted it to a friend, allegedly asking them what to do. However, the photo revealed no gun in his hand. When asked how the gun ended up in his hand, Teresa replied that she didn’t know.

When questioned by detectives, Teresa changed her story, telling them the fight was because she had burned a casserole earlier in the night. She then said during the argument, her husband pulled out his gun, and that she put "her finger on the trigger of the gun, along with his, and the gun went off," according to court documents. She also admitted to drinking seven beers between 5 and 10 pm, and taking a shower after the shooting to rinse off before calling 911.

Whatever story she chooses to stick to, police aren’t buying it. They arrested Drum Tuesday and charged her with criminal homicide. She is being held without bail at the Allegheny County Jail. The Drums had two children, who were home at the time of the shooting, but were unhurt and are now staying with relatives.

[Photo: Frazer Township Police Department]

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