Florida Man Shoots Wife In The Face Because He Didn't Like Her Tone, Police Say

Police said Fernando De Baere opened fire on his younger wife as they argued in the living room because he didn't like “the way that she was talking to him.”

By Jill Sederstrom
Fernando De Baere

A Florida man allegedly shot his wife in the face, killing her, because he didn’t like her disrespectful tone, police said.

The fatal shots were fired after Fernando De Baere, 73, and his 47-year-old wife, Marisa Sherman, got into an argument Wednesday night about her relationship with a former coworker.

During the exchange, De Baere allegedly didn’t like “the way that she was talking to him” and pulled out his Taurus .38-caliber revolver, beginning to threaten her and aim the weapon at her, according to The Orlando Sentinel.

“She still would not listen to him,” said an arrest report obtained by the local paper.

Police said De Baere then shot his wife in the face “one or two times” from just three feet away, then put the gun away in a closet in his bedroom and went to the neighbors to confess. 

When officers arrived at the scene, Sherman was reportedly found dead sitting upright on the family’s living room couch with visible injuries to her face. De Baere was allegedly still wearing boxer shorts splattered with his wife's blood as he spoke with officers.

De Baere has been charged with one count of premeditated murder, according to jail records. No bond has been set.

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