March 29, 2009
Kimberly Boone Takes A Shot In The Dark - Charged With Luring Husband To Darkened Garage And Then Shooting Him In The Chest
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Winter Springs, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Kimberly Boone, a 42-year-old wife and mother was arrested Sunday afternoon for the attempted murder of her husband.
It's a confusing tale of a picture perfect family - or so it seemed.
A content mom, a fun loving dad and two happy boys. Smiling, affectionate vacation photos show a close knit family - perhaps an enviable family, who seem to be living the dream...... until Sunday's nightmare began.
During the night, Seminole County Detectives were called to the Boone's home on a report that a man, Robert Boone, had been shot in the chest during a burglary - or so his wife told them. But when deputies arrived, they found no intruder. After blanketing the neighborhood, they still found no intruder. And there were other details that didn't quite add up.
"Immediately when we got there, we noticed something was not right in this case. We saw no signs of a legitimate burglary, usually we see forced entry," said Seminole County Sheriff's Lt. James Clark.
Then came the second piece of the puzzle. While searching the premises, a deputy located the gun used in the shooting hidden in the back yard.
Robert Boone miraculously survived the shooting. Doctors say the gunshot entered the man's chest and exited through his back without hitting vital organs. A true miracle.
When investigators spoke to Robert, he knew that he had been shot, but didn't know who did it. The pieces of the puzzle began to fall in place, however, when prints on the gun and gun registration records pointed to one assailant. Kimberly Boone.
Investigators now say Kimberly woke her husband up at about 5 a.m. Sunday morning, complaining that she heard noises in the garage. After going to the garage to investigate, Robert returned to bed reporting nothing out of the ordinary.
20 minutes later, Kimberly complained again that she heard noises in the garage - this time investigating for herself. Once in the garage, investigators say she called for her husband. When he entered the dark of the garage, she allegedly shot him in the chest.
Initially, Kimberly Boone denied knowing anything about the shooting - telling investigators that she believed it was a burglar. Detectives say Boone changed her story several times during questioning - even claiming at one point to have amnesia. But after hours of questioning, Kimberly Boone reportedly admitted to shooting her husband.
What's more, investigators have become interested in another mishap within the Boone's household. Detectives say Boone's primary residence burned down 3 months ago after Robert fell asleep and Kimberly left to run errands. The narrow timeline of that incident has investigators wondering if there's not just a little bit more to that story as well.
Kimberly Boone was booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility without bond on a charge of Homicide - Attempted Murder. She is schedule to make a first appearance on Monday, March 30.
Robert Boone is recovering from non-life threatening injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery.
The Boone's two boys Clayton and Dillon are currently residing with relatives.
The Weekly Vice
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