Molino Woman Sentenced To Prison For Shooting At Husband After He Gave Her Divorce Papers

February 18, 2019

A Molino woman has been sentenced to prison for shooting at her husband several times after he came home with divorce papers.

Wendy Maureen Dennis, 42, was convicted by an Escambia County jury of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm.  She was sentenced by Judge Jennie Kensey to 24 months in state prison to be followed by three years probation.

In April 2018, her husband called 911 and stated that his wife had shot a gun at him multiple times before leaving their residence on North Highway 95A and heading toward Molino Road. Responding Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a felony traffic stop on her vehicle and recovered a .22 caliber rifle that was in plain view on the backseat of the vehicle, according to an arrest report. She was taken into custody without incident.

The husband told deputies that he brought home divorce paperwork to his wife of eight years, and everything was fine as they started to leave their residence to go to the tax collector’s office to have the papers notarized. According to the husband’s statement to deputies, she then walked to her car, retrieved the rifle, yelled at him and fired several shots in his direction. He was not injured.

The couple’s divorce was finalized in August 2018, according to court records.


21 Responses to “Molino Woman Sentenced To Prison For Shooting At Husband After He Gave Her Divorce Papers”

  1. William2 on February 21st, 2019 11:15 pm

    @Caleb, you can’t seriously blame her doctor for her actions? The doctor can only do so much and if people knew this woman has mental health issues, they are just as much to blame as anyone for allowing her access to firearms.

  2. Don Neese on February 20th, 2019 8:06 am

    “Everyone from Molino don’t act stupid.”

    I’m so sorry Sara, I didn’t mean to imply every single person in Molino acts like this. That would be silly. Of course they don’t. Maybe just the angry wives? :) :) :)

  3. Caleb on February 20th, 2019 12:33 am

    I do blame doctors for this especially the psychiatrist too many meds for too Long. Way too long. This would have never happened wrong meds prescribed by a doctor don’t end well.

  4. Equal but fair on February 19th, 2019 2:18 pm

    What happened to 10-20-LIFE

  5. Outsider on February 19th, 2019 9:29 am

    Hard to blame everyone. Sometimes to just have to hold people accountable for there actions.. negative actions have negative reactions.

  6. billy on February 18th, 2019 11:52 pm

    Thank you Sara

  7. Sara Phelps on February 18th, 2019 11:02 pm

    Everyone from Molino don’t act stupid. So stop bashing the good folks.

  8. Don Neese on February 18th, 2019 9:36 pm

    Awww….come on folks, all she wanted to do, was to scare him.
    After all, She is from Molino. She could’ve hit him between the eyes if she wanted to.
    Somebody is always shooting at someone in Molino :)
    It’s just the way Molinoians are.

  9. chris on February 18th, 2019 6:52 pm

    If she missed hitting the intended victim those rounds could be anywhere. 22LR or reg 22 they are not easy to find the lead after it has been discharged. And of course it’s NEVER the fault of the one being arrested.

  10. billy on February 18th, 2019 6:52 pm

    you do the crime you pay the time…….it aint legal to try to kill someone…… with it

  11. David Huie Green on February 18th, 2019 1:49 pm

    “24 mos for what I would call attempted murder. You don’t fire a gun at someone unless you intend great bodily harm or death.”

    If she did not hit him once in several shots, she may not have intended to. (Or she may just be a poor shot.)

    Yes, if I ever DO point a gun at or near someone, I intend to kill that person. She is not me. She may live by other rules.

    David for proper weapons usage

  12. Tammy Simmons on February 18th, 2019 1:42 pm

    I meant Life for injuries!

  13. Tammy Simmons on February 18th, 2019 1:40 pm

    This is exactly what’s wrong with our Country Now! We make Laws, and then we don’t stand behind them. Example : you can commit Murder, and then plea out for Life in prison. What happened to the Death Sentence? And this woman should have gotten AT LEAST 20 YEARS! THE LAW STATES 10 FOR POSSION 20 FOR USEING AND 20 IF THERE ARE INJURIES! AND SHE GOT 24 MONTHS? I DONT WANT THIS WOMAN BACK IN MY COMMUNITY AFTER 2 YEARS!

  14. ROBERT on February 18th, 2019 1:13 pm

    I do believe if my wife was nuts enough to shoot at me I would get a divorce too…I think she got off to easy for an attempted murder…

  15. Kane on February 18th, 2019 1:04 pm

    Wow what happened to the 10-20-life law? My friend got 20 years mandatory for doing the same thing this chick (at a deadbeat roommate not at a spouse) did if you don’t believe in sexism it is alive and well in the Florida Criminal Justice system.

  16. anne 1of2 on February 18th, 2019 11:37 am

    North Escambia, thanks for telling us they did get the divorce.

  17. Molino girl on February 18th, 2019 11:14 am

    24 mos for what I would call attempted murder. You don’t fire a gun at someone unless you intend great bodily harm or death. 24 mos and probably will get only serve 85% of it.

  18. tg on February 18th, 2019 10:27 am

    Hell hath no furry like a scorned woman.

  19. Jim on February 18th, 2019 9:43 am

    We’ll, that explains the divorce papers!

  20. retire on February 18th, 2019 8:41 am

    you have heard of shotgun weddings, now you have rifle divorce.

  21. Mother on February 18th, 2019 7:17 am

    If a doctor hadn’t had her on ups an downers this would not have happen an of course judge kinsey’s dont believe people needs mental help.she would rather send people to prison.myself an her husband beg the judge to get her help but no deal for get the story straight.the cops never found no discharged bullets either.shame on you so call judge

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