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Husband Charged After Allegedly Shooting Wife

COLUMBUS (Lisa Rantala) A man was charged with tracking down his estranged wife and shooting her in front of her son and disabled mother, violating the protection order that had been placed against him.

John Scaife faced a judge Monday on charges of felonious assault and aggravated burglary stemming out of Friday night's attack. 

The victims mother, Lou Keith, said her daughter separated from Scaife a month ago. The wife, Quintina Tina Scaife, moved in with Keith instead, quit her job in retail, and became her mothers home health care aide.

The couple had stayed apart during that time, Keith said, with Tina avoiding Johns phone calls.

"He was warned many times to stay away and he just couldn't do it," Keith said. 

On Friday, he allegedly kicked his way into his mother-in-law's home on Ohio Avenue, pushing Tina to the floor and shooting her two times.  Police say Tina's adult son tried to tackle John to save his mother and John shot at him before he ran out the door.

Only hearing the attack from the next room, Keith called 911.  Her daughter was rushed into surgery at Grant Medical Center as police tracked down the suspect.

Family members have said Tina woke from her medically induced coma Sunday and is expected to be fine. 

The judge set bond for John Scaile at $1 million. Prosecutors said he has two prior convictions for domestic violence.

 

 
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