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There was a terrible tragedy in Mark Center, Ohio, in November, 2003. A ten year old boy accidentally shot his own father in the head and killed him. When Defiance County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call, they found 34-year-old Robert Breininger’s body in a bedroom with a single gunshot wound to the head. The case was closed for what it was — the kind of horror story that no family should ever have to endure.
A year ago it got reopened based on new evidence. Now the stepmother (and wife of Breininger at the time), Judith Hawkey is facing charges of aggravated murder, insurance fraud and child endangering in connection with that “accident.” The one that allowed her to collect on her poor dead hubby’s life insurance.