77-year-old father guilty of shooting son over wings while watching Sunday football

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Date: August 18th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

fatherA 77-year-old Selma man was found guilty in the 2016 shooting of his son during an argument over wings during an NFL game.

A Dallas County jury convicted John Louis Caver of first-degree domestic violence Tuesday after a one-day trial. District Attorney Michael Jackson said the shooting happened Feb. 7, 2016.

The family was watching Sunday football and an argument erupted between father and son over the food. Caver’s wife tried to separate them, but Caver shot the adult son in the chest. The son survived the injury.

“This must have been some really good chicken,” Jackson said after Tuesday’s verdict.

During Tuesday’s trial, according to court records, Caver began cursing during his testimony and was found in contempt of court. Circuit Judge Collins Pettaway Jr. sentenced him to 24 hours in the county jail for contempt but suspended that sentence provided he continues to behave well.

Sentencing on the felony domestic violence conviction is set for Nov. 19. He could face up to 20 years in prison.

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