August 30, 2014

Oak Creek man charged with killing blind wife

Prosecutors say an Oak Creek man killed his blind wife of 56 years earlier this week because he couldn’t take her nagging anymore.

Seventy-six-year-old Jack Lang was charged Thursday in Milwaukee County with first-degree intentional homicide. According to the criminal complaint, Lang and his wife June were driving to lunch on Wednesday when she called him a baby, because he didn’t feel well and he wanted to go home.

When they got back to their house, authorities say Lang took a .22 caliber gun from his closet, and told his wife he was pointing it at her head and would fire if she didn’t stop nagging him. He then shot her when she didn’t.

Officials says Lang also tried killing himself, but two bullets missed and the other only grazed his head. He then called 911 to report the shooting.