Trial for Attempted Doughnut Murderer Begins

Man opened fire after a doughnut was thrown at him

By Adriana Correa
|  Tuesday, May 18, 2010  |  Updated 10:45 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Chicago Oddities: A Collection of Weird News Tales

Getty Images/MedioImages

Do flies dress in colored costumes?

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Time to blame the doughnuts.

Opening statements have started in the trial of a Chicago man charged with attempted murder in Iowa -- an act of violence spurred on by a powdered doughnut. D'oh! 

23-year old Derrick Roberts of Chicago is charged with shooting 50-year old Delores Smith of Cedar Rapids, Iowa about a year ago.

Roberts shot at Smith who was sitting in a van after one of her relatives hit him in the leg with a powdered sugar doughnut.

In a fit of rage Roberts apparently riddled the van with gun fire, and one of the bullets struck Smith.

Roberts' attorney, Mike Lahammer, said in Monday's opening statements that his client didn't intentionally shoot at Smith and a
doughnut wasn't the reason he fired at the family's van.

Get Breaking SMS Alerts: Be the first to know when news breaks, and when weather changes dramatically.
News: Text CHIBREAKING to 622669
Weather: Text CHIWEATHER to 622669

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out