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Man, 80, Disapproves Of Daughter's Relationship; Kills Boyfriend

Associated Press

July 14, 2011

MADISON, Ind.— An 80-year-old southern Indiana man charged with murder for allegedly shooting his daughter’s boyfriend told police he didn’t approve of their relationship.

WAVE-TV of Louisville, Ky., reports that Boyd D. Wright Jr. of Madison was arrested for murder Tuesday night. He was being held Wednesday at the Jefferson County Jail, pending an initial hearing.

Madison police responding to a report of a man shot found 57-year-old Harry K. Harris wounded about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Harris was later pronounced dead at a Madison hospital.

Police said Wright told them Harris was dating his daughter and he did not approve of their relationship. Wright told officers that when he saw Harris sitting in a chair at his home he went into his bedroom, got a shotgun and shot Harris in the back.


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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    Only one word comes to mind: COWARD!!!

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    IDEALIST

    about 3 years ago

    13636 Comments

    Coward shooting someone in the back

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    Gunns

    about 3 years ago

    5230 Comments

    I wonder if he will live long enough to face trial.

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    msjayelbee

    about 3 years ago

    612 Comments

    He shot the man in the back--he can't even claim self defense at his trial.

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    FireDad

    about 3 years ago

    7352 Comments

    Coward...

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    msjayelbee

    about 3 years ago

    612 Comments

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    msjayelbee

    about 3 years ago

    612 Comments

    How old was the daughter, 12? WHY did the "father" disapprove? And I don't want to give the old man's lawyer a defense factor, but he MUST be crazy. Had he ever met the boyfriend? Did he know anything about him before he shot him in the back?? God knows, "The world is in an uproar" as Ray Charles used to sing, but what would it be like if we could just walk up to people we disapprove of and shoot them, in the back no less! Before long, we'd all be dead.

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    aussie4

    about 3 years ago

    5328 Comments

    People are calling him crazy, I am not. He was wrong, but crazy he aint.

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    oldcountymounty

    about 3 years ago

    506 Comments

    Old fart will be better off in prison than he will a nursing home. Think about it

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    CadetAK

    about 3 years ago

    3416 Comments

    First, a woman chops her ex's penis off and now an old geezer shoots his daughter's boyfriend...whatever happened to just spending an evening crying about relationships over Ben n Jerrys? Much cheaper than ammo and no jail time!

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    Irishcop1961

    about 3 years ago

    50392 Comments

    Bump DonnaLynn.

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    matts123

    about 3 years ago

    44 Comments

    dont get why he shot him in the back looks to me like a cheap shot, wish there was more information in this article though

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    DonnaLynn

    about 3 years ago

    10604 Comments

    Why even write this "news" article... much info lacking. Bottom line he committed murder.

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    Robocop33

    about 3 years ago

    14618 Comments

    Crazy old man! Just lock him away and forget about him. He will die soon enough.

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    headbrer

    about 3 years ago

    5490 Comments

    Growing older is mandatory; growing up is optional. What a tragic mess all around.

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