Woman Arrested After Husband Shot In The Head 'Over Google Search'

A woman has been arrested after she allegedly 'blurred' out and shot her business director husband in the head over an argument about Google Search engine.

Tony Brown, who was nominated in 2001 by President George W. Bush for a position in the US Treasury Department, was discovered in a pool of blood at his home, in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

His wife, 57-year-old Lawanda Brown, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder after Tony Brown, 58, was found lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to the head on Monday, reports the New York Post.

It's thought the couple, who own a consulting agency together, began arguing on Tuesday after they were working on a project together for their business, according to Nassau County Sheriff's Office.

Lawanda Brown claimed that her husband asked her to Google something for a project template but became upset with his tone of voice, which suggested he wasn't happy with her search methods.

Credit: Nassau County Sheriff's Office
Credit: Nassau County Sheriff's Office

It's reported that she told investigators that the last thing she remembered was her husband walking out of their loft that they use as a home office, and then her memories became 'a blur'.

Officers arrived at the home at around 1pm to find that Tony Brown had beenshot in the back of the head. He was airlifted to the UF Health Hospital in Jacksonville in 'critical condition', according to WPTV.

It is believed that his condition has now been upgraded to serious, and he is managing to talk and communicate.

Deputies reported finding a .38 caliber revolver in the bedroom of their home.

Lawanda Brown remains in custody at Nassau County Jail, where she is being held on $500,000 bail, according to court records.

Credit: T. Brown Consulting Group/TBCG
Credit: T. Brown Consulting Group/TBCG

Milton Revell told News4Jax that he was supposed to meet Tony Brown for a business meeting, but never got the chance.

"I am shocked," he said.

Russ Jahn, who lives near to the couple, added: "It was a surprise to see something like that happen. It seemed like a totally irrational act and I just hope the guy pulls through."

The US is far from unused to firearm cases with unusual circumstances, however. Last year a Michigan woman was found guilty for the murder of her husband, after the couple's pet parrot witnessed the shooting.

Glenna Duram, 49, shot her husband, Martin Duram, 46, five times in front of Bud the parrot back in May 2015.

The court heard that, following Martin's death, Bud repeatedly mimicked his owner's voice to say 'don't shoot!'

Featured Image Credit: Nassau County Sheriff’s Office/T. Brown Consulting Group/TBCG

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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