Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Here Comes The Judge
This dad means business -- but he has a peculiar sense of Panhandle justice.
William Russell Kelly Jr., 49, may own "The Judge" -- but not his future jury.
Kelly Jr., 49, of Navarre, admitted shooting his daughter's boyfriend in the groin with "The Judge," his silver Taurus .45-caliber revolver.
"The Judge" was loaded -- three chambers were filled with bird-shot and the fourth with lead. But only one chamber had been fired.
“I shot him in the nuts with bird-shot because he was beating my daughter,” Kelly said. The woman, Amanda Kelly, told the deputy that her father had shot the victim because “he hates him, dude,” reports the Northwest Florida Daily News.
Dad was charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability.
Looks like the boyfriend will be out of commission for some time.