By Easton L Lawrence
FACT! Having a gun in your home waiting for that intruder who never show up, significantly increases your risk of death — and that of your spouse and children.
Two bad Ernesto Radames Inesta, 36, and his family became the latest static.
According to Miami-Dade Police, Inesta of South Miami-Dade was arrested after killing his wife with what he thought was an unloaded gun while home with their two young sons.
Police say Ernesto Inesta sat on his couch unloading his .45 caliber handgun as his wife made drinks in the kitchen of their Homestead residence Wednesday night.
As she entered the room with their drinks, Inesta asked in Spanish, “Where is my drink?,” according to the arrest form, and then raised the gun to her head and pulled the trigger.
Although Inesta believed the gun was no longer loaded, according to police, a bullet discharged, entering this wife’s left eye and killing her. The husband called 911, saying he just accidentally shot his wife.
The couple’s 7 and 9-year-old sons were home at the time of the shooting, according to the arrest affidavit.
Inesta is being held in the Miami-Dade County Jail on $7,500 bond and is charged with one count of manslaughter.
Another example of why some people have no business handling a gun.