Sheriff: Wife shot husband when he entered home with other woman

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Brenda Strohmaier
Brenda Strohmaier (Photo Courtesy: Jackson County Detention Center)

MCKEE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Jackson Co. Sheriff says that a woman is in jail after shooting her husband because she believed he was having an affair.

Deputies say 66-year-old Brenda Strohmaier called 911 to her home on Privett Road at about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, saying she had shot her husband.

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When they arrived, deputies say they found William Bruce Strohmaier sitting in his vehicle with a gunshot wound to his arm and side.  Deputies say he told them that his wife shot him as he was entering the home with another woman.  According to investigators, when Mr. Strohmaier came into the kitchen area, Mrs. Strohmaier opened a bathroom door and began firing a .45 caliber handgun at him.

Mrs. Strohmaier was arrested without incident and charged with assault.  The Sheriff says additional charges may be forthcoming.

She was taken to the Jackson Co. Detention Center.



Mr. Strohmaier was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in London where he was treated and released.