Crime

Cheryl Hepner Allegedly Shot Her Son-in-Law, Which He Recorded on His iPhone

Expecting that some sort of confrontation might take place when he picked up his son from his estranged mother-in-law's house, 39-year-old Salvatore Miglino started the video recorder on his iPhone.

Sure enough, the cops say she shot him.

Cheryl Hepner, 66, is now in jail on an attempted first-degree murder charge, and the Broward Sheriff's Office has released the video Miglino recorded on his phone.

The cops say this happened on Wednesday afternoon, when Miglino went to his mother-in-law's Tamarac home to pick up his 3-year-old son. A court order allows Miglino to pick up his boy every Wednesday night.

This Wednesday, however, the sheriff's office says Hepner met him outside with the boy's pillow and his bag.

Hepner told Miglino that his father-in-law wanted to speak to him inside the house, and Miglino can be heard on tape saying, "I can't do it right now."

A few seconds after that, Hepner apparently pulled a gun out that she was hiding behind the pillow and fired three shots at Miglino, hitting him in the rib cage and the shoulder.

The sheriff's office says Miglino fell on top of her, and he yells, "I can't believe you did that. I can't believe you shot me."

After a brief scuffle on the ground, Miglino manages to get up and take off.

When Hepner was asked for her version of events, she told investigators Miglino tried to shoot her, but she knocked the gun out of his hand and shot him instead.

The video didn't quite agree with that, and she was arrested last night on an attempted first-degree murder charge.

Miglino has since been released from the hospital.

Here's the video (mostly audio):



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