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TINA POIRIER

Fed up Florida woman shoots husband after learning his mistress is pregnant

by Leigh Egan

A wife in Winter Park, Florida, reportedly got into a heated argument with her husband on Saturday, that ended up with shots fired.

According to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, 28-year-old Tina Poirier shot her husband, 48-year-old Dennis Lugo, in the wrist and in the chest. Lugo was rushed to the hospital. He’s listed in critical condition at the Orlando Regional Medical Center.

The argument allegedly began after Poirier found out that Lugo’s mistress was pregnant with his child. So far it’s unclear if the accusations are true or who the mistress is.

It's been 8 years. These last few months have been really though with all that's going on with the accident and such….

Posted by Tina Lugo on Monday, April 27, 2015

At around 9:30 p.m., a neighbor heard three gunshots coming from Poirier and Lugo’s home, off of the 1000 block of Hampshire Court. Police arrived within minutes and found Lugo lying in the driveway. Once police handcuffed Poirier, she sat on the sidewalk and rocked back and forth, visibly upset.

The neighbor, who requested his name be withheld, said he was shocked over the incident and that nothing like this had happened before in the neighborhood.

“It’s the first time in 33 years I’ve lived here that anything like this has ever happened in this neighborhood.”

Lugo was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and attempted homicide. She’s currently at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility with no bond.

According to Poirier’s Facebook page, she’s been with Lugo for around 10 years. She considers herself an aspiring actress and model.

[Feature Photo: Seminole County Sheriff’s Office]

Leigh Egan is a crime-fighting journalist and editor who specializes in breaking news and investigative true crime coverage. With more than a decade of experience under her belt, Leigh’s work can be found in a number of high-profile national publications. For Leigh, learning didn’t stop after college. She considers herself a lifelong learner who frequently takes media and journalism courses to keep abreast of the latest happenings and innovations in her field.