Friday, 28 October 2016 14:13

Estranged Husband Convicted of Multiple Counts, Including Attempted Murder

MEMPHIS – October 28, 2016 - A 41-year-old estranged husband was convicted Thursday of attempted first-degree murder and other charges in connection with the assault of his wife and the wounding of her boyfriend, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Mario Myers also was convicted of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and intentionally evading arrest. He is being held in the Shelby County Jail and will be sentenced next month by Criminal Court Judge James Lammey Jr.
The incidents occurred Oct. 14, 2012, in the 3700 block of Wilshire Road near Park Avenue and Getwell Road where Myers’ wife was at home with their two children and her boyfriend.  Myers and his wife began to argue about their son and when the boyfriend approached Myers pulled a gun and fired two shots that hit the boyfriend. Myers then hit his wife in the head with a cell phone and then drove off their son, daughter and a third child.
The boyfriend was struck in the shoulder and the back and was taken to a hospital in non-critical condition. Police caught up with Myers near Third and Union Downtown where they arrested him after stopping him with a blockade.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Meghan Fowler of the DA’s Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit which handles felony cases of domestic assault and homicide committed by intimate partners.
The unit also works closely with the Shelby County Family Safety Center to provide services and assistance to victims and their families.