A 73-year-old Florida man has admitted to killing his 47-year-old wife because he did not like her "disrespectful" tone. Plantation police officers revealed that Fernando De Baere is facing murder charges for shooting his wife Maria Sherman with his .38 revolver.
According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, law enforcers found Sherman sitting upright on the couch at her home in the 10400th block of Northwest Fifth Street on Wednesday, May 15, night, with evidence that she'd been shot in the face at point-blank range. De Baere, who claims that his late wife "wouldn’t stop with the disrespectful talk" returned his revolver to a bedroom closet after committing the crime before heading to a neighbor’s house and confessing that he'd killed her, police said.
The neighbor called 911 at 10.21 pm to report his disturbing confession. Meanwhile, Sherman was pronounced dead on the scene at 10.36 pm.
De Baere, who is being held in the Broward Main Jail in downtown Fort Lauderdale without bond, told police officers that he and his wife Sherman had been arguing over the way she interacts with a former coworker. De Baere claimed that he had an issue with "the way that she was talking to him" and they were fighting over that. When things got heated he believed that his wife was talking disrespectfully, and got aggravated by her tone.
In order to scare her, he went into his bedroom to bring his revolver, and even though he cocked his Taurus .38-caliber revolver at her, she "still would not listen to him'.' This further angered De Beare, who shot at his wife's face once or twice from a distance of three feet.
When officers arrived at the scene, Sherman was reportedly found dead sitting upright on the family’s living room couch with visible injuries to her face. De Baere was allegedly still wearing boxer shorts splattered with his wife's blood as he spoke with officers.
De Baere has been charged with one count of premeditated murder, according to jail records. No bond has been set.