OAK CREEK, Wis. - A 76-year-old man is behind bars accused of killing his wife of 56 years because she was “nagging him.”
According to CNN affiliate WITI, Jack Lang has been charged with a felony count of first degree intentional homicide and use of a dangerous weapon.
Police were dispatched to the couple’s Milwaukee County home around 2 p.m. Wednesday.
When they arrived they found June Lang dead in a bedroom. A .22 caliber revolver was discovered on the bed, and six to eight rounds of ammunition were on the nightstand, WITI reports.
As investigators questioned Jack Lang, he told them he and his wife had gone to a restaurant inside the Potawatomi Bingo Casino for lunch with some friends, but as they were driving there his wife began to call him names, specifically calling him a “baby,” according to reports.
Lang said June had been nagging him for about three weeks, and he had enough.
WITI reports, Lang told officials his wife kept saying he was a “jerk off” because he could no longer show her a good time. He also told investigators she criticized him about needing help from neighbors when it came to work around the house.
Lang said he and his wife argued about these things on the way home from the restaurant — and when they got home, “he just lost it.”
According to a criminal complaint, Lang asked his wife to be quiet and to “lay off” because he wasn’t feeling well, but says she just continued to nag him.
That’s when Lang got his .22 caliber gun and loaded it with bullets.
Lang told officials that even after he got his gun, his wife won’t shut up, so he went into the bedroom and shot her, according to WITI.
Lang told investigators his wife was legally blind, but he told her he had a gun and she said she didn’t believe him.
Afterwards, Lang said he tried to shoot himself, but just grazed himself once, according to the complaint.
If convicted in this case, Lang could face life in prison.