Woman says she was drinking, doesn't remember shooting husband
Tina Belles, 57, arrested on premeditated murder charge
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Broward County woman told detectives that she was drinking alcohol with her husband and didn't remember shooting him early Saturday morning, an arrest report states.
Tina Belles, 57, was arrested on one count of premeditated murder and remains at the Broward County Jail.
Belles' son told a 911 dispatcher that he was sleeping upstairs at their home at 1940 SW 46th Terrace when he heard a gunshot at about 8:30 a.m.
"I was up sleeping in my room and these two -- I heard them arguing down here, but you know I just heard like a regular argument and the next thing I heard was a bang, and I came down," Belles' son, Justin Lindley, said. "They've been drinking."
Belles can be heard screaming in the background throughout the 911 call with Lindley continuing to reassure her that help is on the way.
"Mom, I need you to calm down," Lindley tells his hysterical mother at one point.
According to the report, deputies arrived at the home to find Belles standing over her husband, identified as Rodney Belles.
The victim, who suffered a gunshot wound to the torso, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputies said Tina Belles confessed multiple times saying, "I went and grabbed the gun and shot him" and "I shot my husband."
Deputies said a handgun was found on the kitchen counter and a spent casing was on the floor.
A medical examiner's report revealed that the gunshot wound was not a close contact wound. Detectives said they believe Belles shot her husband from a different room.
According to the report, Belles later told detectives that she had been drinking with her husband late Friday night and didn't remember anything else.
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