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Man charged with killing estranged wife at Applebee's

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Updated: 12/30/2013 2:54 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police say a man shot and killed his estranged wife inside an Applebee's restaurant.

Sheridan Veney, 44, is being charged with murder.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Monday that Veney was meeting his 18-year-old daughter at the Applebee's on Lane Avenue.  His wife Lisa was also there. The couple was separated.

Police said there was an altercation shortly before 8 p.m., and as she was leaving to the door, Veney shot her five times.  Investigators say he waited at the restaurant and admitted to killing his wife.

The 18-year-old daughter was in town visiting family members.  She lives in North Carolina and serves in the military.

She came home days before Christmas as a surprise to her mother.  The video of the happy reunion is on Facebook.

The shooting took place in front of a large number of patrons and employees. Homicide investigators spent much of Sunday night interviewing those witnesses.

Charlie Westmoreland said his friend's daughter and her friend were dining inside the restaurant when the shots rang out.

"They said there was a shooting. They heard three or four shots maybe more, they dove under the table and they crawled out the back door," said Westmoreland.

The JSO is still investigating a possible motive.

Court records show the Veneys married in 1993 in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

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nativejax - 12/31/2013 3:45 PM
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But Godscreation, she lost her life because of his 'irrational thinking'????????? TashQ1906 I don't care how you defend this MURDERER, I hope he gets the death penalty, EYE FOR AN EYE...YOU can feel sorry for him all you want, whether you were there or not makes no difference. This pos, sob wasn't some child who didn't know right from wrong, he is an UGLY butt faced murderer that for SOME unknown reason this poor woman got involved with and it cost her her life...(irrational thinking my ass)

Godscreation - 12/31/2013 12:49 PM
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Isn't life great for the heartless that shoot the woman who had their children and tried to raise them right. Well at least he gets three hots and a cot for the rest of his life. His wife gets five bullets that ended her life.

TashQ1906 - 12/31/2013 8:21 AM
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OMG all of you are so wrong for the way you are behaving. I was there with my family from the beginning until the end it was a sad case all the way around. Things appeared to get out of control. He did not shoot his wife I front of his daughter nor did he want to. He looked back at her sitting in the booth as he exited out of sight and then shot her mother. He stood over her for along period of time as though he were in shock. Their daughter heard the shots and ran out to find her mom and dad in the foyer of the restaurant After which he left the gun on the floor and allowed us to care for her he stood on the sidewalk and looked on as if he were in disbelief. Regardless of what everyone who was not there says. This was sad on so many levels. This young lady lost both her parents in a blink of an eye, this woman lost her life for standing for what she believed in and this man lost his life in a moment of irrational thinking. Please people pray for all of the victims and stop adding your own truths to something you know nothing of.

nativejax - 12/30/2013 7:36 PM
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'Always Right' you are a pos. NO ONE DESERVES TO BE MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD. ESPECIALLY AT CHRISTMAS TIME IN FRONT OF HER DAUGHTER. A DAUGHTER WHO SERVES THIS COUNTRY FOR STUPID IGNORANT ASSES LIKE YOU TO BE FREE TO GET ON HERE AND 'DEFEND' THIS SLIME INVESTED BUCKET OF SHIOT WITH SOME KIND OF 'REASON' YOU THINK HE'S ENTITLED TO AS A 'EXCUSE' FOR HIS SORRY PATHETIC ASS.

upyour - 12/30/2013 7:31 PM
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Always Right I'll tell you the man's side of the story, The SOB is a cold blooded murder, No one deserves to be gunned down Yes women aren't always angels

Always Right - 12/30/2013 4:31 PM
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I'd like to get the man's side of the story. Why are the women always portrayed as "angels"? I bet she was no angel at all. It could be he was justified in doing what he did.

FlSunRise87 - 12/30/2013 10:21 AM
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Thank you for posting the same story twice with a different pictures.. gtfo

Terri75 - 12/30/2013 10:13 AM
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go back to Miami your reporting sucks!
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