76-Year-Old Newlywed Shoots Wife in Rear End Over Lack of Sex: Cops

Donald Royce told cops his wife wouldn't have sex with him but that he didn't mean to shoot her.

A 76-year-old Florida man is behind bars after cops say he shot his wife in the butt after an argument about sex, or lack thereof.

Donald Royce told police he accidentally shot his 62-year-old wife of just a few months on Saturday following a spat about their sleeping arrangements, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

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But instead of shooting the mattress to scare his wife as he said he intended, Royce told police he shot her in the butt.

While they’ve reportedly been married since August, the couple has yet to consummate the marriage.

According to WFTX, the couple's roommate told cops she heard two shots. When she went to investigate, the roommate reportedly told officers that Royce pointed the gun at her.

However, she said she convinced Royce to let her call for help. 

When they arrived, cops say Royce told them: "I shot her and the gun is in my room."

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Royce has been charged with aggravated battery.

His wife was treated for gunshot wounds to the buttocks and hip.

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