This story caught my eye because allegedly she fired the gun outside. The bullet missed the skunk, ricocheted off a deck, traveled through a closed back door and hit the husband. Hmm, a bit stinky to me. :)
This is for my Historical writing friends, but the story kind of fascinated me. The plan is to have actors playing Lincoln and her son, but real judges acting as lawyers and trying the case according today's laws. Imagine the story of preparing for that, especially if it happened to parallel what was happening in the person's life at that time...or if the lawyer happen to fall for the actor!