A Frazer Township, Pennsylvania woman is now behind bars for killing her husband during a heated argument over a burnt casserole, according to court records.
On Monday night, Teresa Drum, 38, called 911 to report her husband had shot himself. When police arrived, they observed a dead Dennis Drum in the bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head and a pistol in his right hand. 11 minutes before the wife called 911, however, she had sent a photo of her husband's dead body to her friend, and there was no gun in his right hand.
Under pressure, she told authorities that she didn't know what to do when the incident happened and took the photo of the scene and sent it to her friend, who in turn replied she should call 911.
Mrs. Drum's story then started to change.
Initially claiming the death to be a result of suicide, Mrs. Drum stated that her husband was mad at her because she drank his last beer and pointed the gun at her. When she pushed the gun away, it went off and shot him in the forehead.
When taken to the police station to be questioned further, Mrs. Drum admitted to drinking seven beers starting in the evening, and how the argument was actually over a casserole she had burnt, her husband cursing her out for it.
When the argument made its way to the bedroom, Mrs. Drum claimed that her husband pulled a gun on her and she put her finger on the trigger (when his finger was on it as well) when the bullet discharged in his forehead.
Mrs. Drum even admitted to the police that she took a shower from the time of the shooting to the time she placed the 911 call to "rinse off." She put her bloodied clothes in a laundry basket.
The couple's two children were inside the home at the time of the shooting but were unharmed. They are now under the care of relatives.
Mrs. Drum has a preliminary hearing set for March 8. She remains in custody at the Alleghany County jail without bail.
Now facing the almighty criminal justice system, perhaps her story will change yet again.