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article imageWoman charged with shooting ex-husband at Baptist Bible College

By Cynthia Trowbridge     Oct 8, 2010 in Crime
A man is in the hospital and his ex-wife is in jail after she allegedly shot him in the back in a confrontation in the parking lot of Baptist Bible College.
Springfield, MO-As students at Baptist Bible College (BBC) watched from their dorm windows they saw a car ram into a truck in the parking lot. reports Kim Rollins one of the students who witnessed the incident said, “She walked up to the car and started banging on the window and screaming.”
Security was called but Rollins said nobody could believe their eyes when the woman pulled out a gun.
Rollins said, “She cocked the gun back and took a shot. I thought it was into the side of the vehicle. That was what went into the side of our apartment buildings."
There wasn't anyone in the dorm room at the time.
According to witnesses the woman then put the gun inside the man's pickup and fired the gun again.
Rollin's said as she saw the victim “just scurrying to the other side to try and get away.” She said he was bleeding but was forced into the woman's car at gunpoint.
She was arrested about a mile away.
The woman is 24-year-old Lindsey Kleber. She was charged today with assaulting and kidnapping her ex-husband, Steven Kleber. reports in the probable cause statement Steven told the police that Lindsey "pointed the gun at him . . . and said, 'I have to do this.' (Steven) lunged for the gun and attempted to take it away from (Lindsey)." Steven said his ex-wife had a "death grip" on the gun and he couldn't get it away from her. He said then opened the door to flee, ran three or four steps and "heard a pop and felt pain in his back."
Records show the couple's divorce was finalized on September 27. Lindsey had filed for divorce in July and her ex-husband had been charged with shaking their 7-month-old daughter in June. According to doctors the baby had a skull fracture and suffered seizures as a result of the shaking.
After Kleber was read her Miranda rights she said she was upset about the child abuse case and said she was afraid Steven would get probation for it and she believes he should go prison.
Detective Neal McAmis said Lindsey only wanted to scare him she was not intending to kill him.
The charges against Mrs. Keebler are kidnapping, first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action. If she is convicted, she could get five- to 15-year sentence for the kidnapping, 10- to 30-years for the assault, and three years or more on each of the armed criminal action counts. Her bond has been set at $75,000.
The preliminary hearing for the child abuse charge against Steven Kleber is scheduled for Oct. 18. If he is convicted he could face a prison sentence of up to seven years. He is free on $25,000 bond.
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