A Mississippi man allegedly killed his wife and friends when his wife wouldn’t let him drive home drunk from her birthday party, officials said.
Michael Barnhill, 30, was celebrating his wife Marlee Barnhill’s 27th birthday at a friend’s home on Friday. According to Sheriff Clint Walker, Barnhill became “drunk and belligerent during the course of the event” Marlee became upset with the way her husband was acting and took away his keys. Michael then allegedly got a pistol from his truck and shot Marlee in the chest. Michael then allegedly shot the party hosts, Jim Harrell, 44, and his wife, Brooks Harrell, 39, when they tried to intervene.
All three were pronounced dead, the sheriff said. Barnhill was charged with three counts of homicide and two counts of attempted murder. As of Wednesday, Barnhill was jailed without bond.