Texas – Houston – Spring – Husband kills pregnant wife over divorce

The situation is horrible.  The babies are now orphans.

I wonder if the wife was threatening divorce and taking away the babies?

This is a horrible man.  He belongs in the middle east with his mental capacity.

I hope that the gun control nut cases don’t come out on this.  It’s so easy for them to take things away.  This guy would have done it with a baseball bat.  Are they going to make baseball bats illegal?  What about cars?  Knives?  Oh, yeah, knives are already illegal in some places.

Anyway, the guy should be flow to the Middle East.  I’m sure that they would give him a pass on this and maybe someone would offer him their daughter

Husband Accused Of Killing Pregnant Wife:

Michael McDougall Charged With Capital Murder

POSTED: Monday, May 17, 2010

UPDATED: 6:58 am CDT May 17, 2010

SPRING, Texas — A man accused of shooting his pregnant wife to death said, “She had it coming,” when asked about the killing, KPRC Local 2 reported Monday.

Michael McDougall

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Harris County sheriff’s deputies said Michael McDougall, 37, fired multiple shots at his wife, Jennifer, outside their home in the 18700 block of Autumn Breeze Drive at about 10:40 a.m. Sunday.

Deputies arrived at the home and found Jennifer McDougall’s body in the carport area.

Michael McDougall was also in the carport, armed with a handgun, investigators said. He was taken into custody with incident.

Jennifer McDougall, 30, was six or seven months pregnant with the couple’s fourth child. They had three children, ages 2, 4 and 8. They were all inside the home at the time of the killing, officials said.

When being taken from the homicide department to the Harris County Jail, Michael McDougall told reporters that he loved his children. Reporters asked him why he killed their mother and he smiled and said, “She had it coming.”

Neighbors said they were shocked by the shooting.

“I saw the cops bringing him outside and I was so upset,” said Steve Hochanadel. “I wanted to go over there and kick the crap out of him.”

Hochanadel said he worked with Michael McDougall for about two years. They were both petroleum engineers in Colorado before being moved to Houston.

“Very bright guy; very sharp,” Hochanadel said. “Had a great personality. It’s very sad what happened here today.”

Hochanadel said Michael McDougall’s demeanor changed after the move and the family had been in Houston since September. He said the couple seemed more stresses and more reserved.

Neighbors described Jennifer McDougall as reserved, but happy to be expanding her family.

Michael McDougall has been charged with capital murder.

The couple’s children are in the custody of Child Protective Services.



10 Responses to Texas – Houston – Spring – Husband kills pregnant wife over divorce

  1. A Mason says:

    She was amazing and will be so missed. Her children will have their extended family and the community to help them through. God bless you Jennifer and your daughter who died with you that day.

  2. txlady706 says:

    A Mason:
    You seem to know her. Can you describe her relationship with the husband?
    What was he like? Was there any tension in the relationship prior to this?
    Would there be any reason, in his mind, where he would be justified for doing this, do you think?
    Anyway, if you have any thoughts to impart it would be appreciated.
    This particular post has been widely read, so I’m sure people would be interested to know.

  3. VeeMac says:

    I did not know Jen but we knew him. He was a dry, humorless, controlling, and very smug little man. Our hometown paper, The Cody Enterprise did a very nice write up for him,how he had a sparkling personality and loved to volunteer coach little kids hockey, but only mentioned Jen and her baby once, and did not mention that he shot her in the stomach to kill the poor baby, who was a little girl due on the 4th of July. The real news shows his personality as it really is when he smirks and says she had it coming. I am grateful that he did not decide the little hockey kids had it coming too.

  4. txlady706 says:

    Thanks. That’s very detailed description. It’s chilling.

  5. Codygirl says:

    He was my babysitter since I was born. He was best friends with my dad for a really long time while he was living in Cody. I still have a stuffed animal he gave me when I was 5 years old. He was a really great guy, super smart and I would never see this coming from him. I really like Jen too she was a really cool woman who babysat my brother and I before they ended up moving to Colorado. He was my Uncle Mikey…I don’t know how this could happen.

  6. txlady706 says:

    The man you knew. Is the man you KNEW in the past. Contrary to most liberal minds, people DO change. That is one of the qualities that humans poses. So, the man you may have known in the past, IS still that man. The man that you are seeing now, is a different person, because his heart or mind has changed.
    Keep the memory of that man where it belongs: in the past. You may not know the history from the point where you left to what happened. The HISTORY of factual events.

  7. Missyou says:

    Jen was one of my best friends while she was here in Littleton (Denver), I miss her very much. I just remember Mike not being home very much. He worked a lot of late nights. He was always friendly, but when we would invite them to our parties he was not much into socializing. He seemed to look down on people quite a bit. I don’t recall him being controlling. Heck, Jen could do whatever she wanted. He was a good Dad at that point in time. I just wonder what went wrong??? Her oldest boy was best friends with my son and her second born I was at the hospital to greet upon her arrival. So horrible.

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  9. Wyocom says:

    What was he sentenced to?

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