With so many bizarre incidents occurring around the world, an incident from 2007 still serves as a historical lesson. The Florida man was initially thought to have been hit by a stray bullet, but the couple’s narrative did not fit.
After waking up with a strong, intolerable headache, Michael Eugene Moylan of Florida discovered a bullet lodged in his head. When the pain became unbearable, his wife, April Moylan, rushed him to a nearby hospital.
When the nurse informed the couple that Michael had been shot in the head, they seemed indifferent and oblivious. As a result, the doctor called the police to report a man who had been injured by a stray bullet. The authorities discovered a series of contradictions between the husband and wife’s accounts throughout their investigation of the incident. The police had a lot of inquiries because of the uncertainty. They needed to figure out whether the wife had shot her husband or if the couple was concealing something behind their claims.
So what had happened?
Michael Moylan and his wife had a typical day, and they retired to bed as usual after doing their tasks. Michael, on the other hand, awoke at 4:30 a.m. in the middle of the night in excruciating pain. He went back to sleep after telling his wife about the discomfort he was in. However, as time passed, his agony worsened, despite his belief that it would go away.
April Moylan, Michael’s wife, was asked if she had accidentally elbowed him while he was sleeping. April recommended going to the hospital, but Michael eventually diagnosed himself with an aneurysm attack. Michael’s discomfort gradually expanded from his head to his entire body.
Michael’s condition was deteriorating, so the pair quickly dressed and got into the car. They hurried to a local hospital early Tuesday morning. After arriving at the hospital, Michael was brought to the emergency room. When the nurse inquired about Michael’s suffering, he responded that it could be an aneurysm attack.
While examining Michael, the nurse was surprised to discover blood clotting behind his ear. The nurse questioned him further, but he appeared to be completely unaware of the bullet. The hospital staff contacted Florida police and reported Michael’s case, believing that a stray bullet had struck him.
After hearing the doctor’s account, police arrived at the hospital. They began questioning Michael and his wife about the occurrences. However, listening to both sides’ statements revealed a consistent pattern of contradictions. Police suspected they were fabricating their narrative and concealing something horrible behind their contradictory accounts. All worries were dispelled after verifying April and Michael’s criminal records.
April bolted from the scene as soon as she realized the cops had discovered her lies. April, then 39, was discovered to have a criminal record for possessing, selling, and transporting cocaine. They looked into Michael’s criminal background but were unable to locate anything.
April later came forward and handed herself up to the police. She told the authorities that she sleeps with a 0.32-caliber revolver that she keeps loaded at night. When she went to bed, she hid the pistol under her pillow and slept next to her husband.
April instantly pulled out her gun when Moylan’s house security alarm went off at 4 a.m. She accidentally pulled the trigger on the handgun, striking her husband in the back of the head near his ear.
Behind the couple’s fabricated story
Because they were aware of April’s criminal history, the couple did not immediately dial 911 for help. April illegally had a handgun since she had a criminal history of possessing and delivering cocaine, which caused the pair to fabricate a story. They ultimately admitted their guilt and handed themselves over to the authorities.
April Moylan was charged with illegally possessing a handgun and was ordered jailed on a $75,000 cash bail. Despite the fact that Michael was a convicted felon, the police did not arrest him right away. They were waiting for him to recover since the court would otherwise be responsible for his hospital bills.