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Wife Shoots Husband After He Allegedly Molested Children in Daycare | “Her Cries for Help Went Unanswered"
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Wife Shoots Husband After He Allegedly Molested Children in Daycare | “Her Cries for Help Went Unanswered"

Her husband is alive and is recovering in the hospital and she is charged with one count of attempt to murder.

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Trigger Warning: The following story contains themes of child sexual abuse that might be disturbing for readers.

Authorities say a former Baltimore police officer was shot by his wife in order to obtain justice for the children he is suspected of assaulting at her daycare. James Weems, who resigned from the police force in 2005, had spent the last two years working as a bus operator at the daycare. According to court filings, Shanteari Weems reported the abuse to authorities but continued to get calls from the parents. That's when she confronted her husband about the alleged assault last Thursday, just after the two checked into the luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C, per KALB.

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Things rapidly deteriorated and Shanteari Weems, James' wife, alleges that he stood up and approached her in a hostile manner. She then reportedly pulled a gun from her purse and shot James, reports PEOPLE.