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He Survived Two Tours of Afghanistan, But Then His Crazy Wife Killed Him

Posted on | June 19, 2019 | 2 Comments

Marriage can be more dangerous than war:

An Alabama woman is charged with fatally shooting her Army sergeant husband just days after he obtained an emergency protection of abuse order against her, alleging she was “very mentally ill” and unstable.
Brittnay Ryals Paonessa, 27, is accused of gunning down Brandyn Lloyd Paonessa on Thursday in the front yard of a home in Phenix City, WTVM reports.
Paramedics tried to save the father of four, but Brandyn, a 26-year-old infantryman at Fort Benning who was shot once in the chest, was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators recovered a shotgun from the home and have preserved the weapon as evidence, deputies said.
Court records obtained by the station in Alabama show that the soldier had taken steps to protect himself days prior to his alleged murder, filing for and obtaining an emergency protection from abuse order against his wife just three days earlier, on Monday.
Brandyn accused his wife of being “very mentally ill” and “very unstable,” claiming she had refused to get treatment at a rehab center. He also accused Brittnay of stalking him, as well as his family and friends, and trying to ruin his job as an infantryman after he joined the Army in September 2013.
Brandyn also accused his wife of driving a truck into the couple’s home “3 feet from our children,” according to the filing.
The couple, who had been married since 2013, had three children together and Brittnay has a child from a previous relationship, reports.
Fort Benning officials confirmed Brandyn’s death in a statement, saying he was assigned to Task Force 1-28, 3rd Infantry Division, and had two combat tours of duty in Afghanistan.

She was “very mentally ill,” allegedly. How many women in Alabama does that describe? Also, never marry a girl named “Brittnay.” If her mother is too stupid to spell Brittany correctly . . .  Well, it’s Alabama, I guess.



2 Responses to “He Survived Two Tours of Afghanistan, But Then His Crazy Wife Killed Him”

  1. Dark Brightness
    June 20th, 2019 @ 1:04 am

    […] we get into today’s scrapbook, ladies and gentlemen, don’t marry violent. They are often called crazy, but the case in the link is clearly a woman who was abusive to her husband — and when he […]

  2. Daybook. – Dark Brightness
    June 21st, 2019 @ 5:12 pm

    […] to be done with the objective of making men more prudent and discerning both in their own behavior and in their selection of women for marriage, not so as to turn them off women for life. My attitude is always one of hope rather than despair. […]