Wife Shoots and Kills Husband Over Last Beer

Wife Fighting with Husband Over Who Gets The 'Last Beer' Shoots Him Dead—Then Texts Friend a Pic.

By Sarah Caskie

A woman made an urgent call to police from her Pennsylvania home Monday night.

Teresa Drum claimed that her husband had committed suicide after they got into an argument - but a photo on her cellphone quickly revealed that wasn't what really happened.

According to the Tribune-Review, it started Monday evening when Teresa Drum, 38, and her husband, 42-year-old Dennis Drum Sr., started drinking a lot of beer.

Teresa Drum told police that she'd had about seven beers when they got into an argument.

Allegheny County Police

Around 10 p.m., Teresa Drum got ahold of a gun in the home and shot her husband in the forehead.

But she wasn't done yet...

The woman then snapped a picture of her dead husband lying on the floor and sent the disturbing image to a friend, according to Penn Live.

She then put her blood-stained clothing in a laundry basket before taking a shower to “rinse off."

Before calling police, she came up with a twisted plan to cover her tracks.

She placed the gun in her husband's right hand and concocted a story she would tell to the authorities.

When Allegheny County Police arrived and discovered her husband's body on the bedroom floor, Teresa Drum told them that her husband became upset when she drank the last beer in the fridge - so angry, in fact, that he aimed a gun at her.


She claimed that she shoved the gun away, causing her husband to shoot himself.

But something wasn't adding up.

Drum showed paramedics the photo she'd taken of her husband, claiming that she snapped the picture because she “didn't know what to do.”

But that photo was missing a major piece of evidence - the gun.

No weapon could be seen around the body, meaning Drum must have placed it there after her husband's death.

According to People, Frazer Township Police Chief Terry Kuhns said:

“Anytime you see something of that nature, where crucial evidence is moved, and you have inconsistent statements and discrepancies, it’s cause for concern."

Drum then came up with a whole new story during police questioning, according to the Tribune-Review.

She told police that she had actually burnt their casserole at dinner, which lead to a fight.

She said that her husband pulled out the gun, which she then grabbed onto and “accidentally” pulled the trigger.

Despite her ever-changing story, Teresa Drum has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of her husband.

Her preliminary hearing is set for March 8.

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