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Hernando authorities say history of domestic violence preceded fatal shooting

BROOKSVILLE — A lengthy history of unreported domestic abuse preceded the death of Brooksville contractor Shawn Moore, who was shot by his wife, Jeanne, inside their Weatherly Road residence Thursday evening, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office said.

According to a Sheriff's Office news release issued Friday, Shawn Moore, 44, left home Wednesday, on Christmas Day, after a domestic dispute with his wife, but returned Thursday shortly before 6 p.m., at which time another disturbance ensued.

Authorities said they found Shawn Moore dead at the scene. They did not reveal how many times he had been shot.

No charges have been filed against Jeanne Moore, who, according to a friend, remained at her home Friday. A call to the house by the Times was not answered.

Brooksville lawyer Jimmy Brown, whose wife, Catie, has known Jeanne Moore, 49, since high school, said Friday that the domestic unrest between the couple had been going on "for years."

He said his wife received a call from her shortly before the shooting Thursday evening.

"(Jeanne) was seeking help for a situation that was beyond her control," said Jimmy Brown, who represents Jeanne Moore. "She was extremely distraught. I don't think she had any other choice (than to shoot)."

A former financial analyst for the city of Brooksville, Jeanne Moore worked on several projects for the municipality, including the Good Neighbor Trail.

Shawn Moore was president of Moore Construction, a company that for a time specialized in sinkhole repair.

Authorities said that the results of the investigation into his death will be turned over to the State Attorney's Office for review.

Logan Neill can be reached at lneill@tampabay.com or (352) 848-1435.

Hernando authorities say history of domestic violence preceded fatal shooting 12/27/13 [Last modified: Friday, December 27, 2013 10:45pm]
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