Cop Watch

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Ex-Trooper Found Guilty In Wife's Shooting

ROXBORO, N.C. -- A former state trooper was found guilty Thursday of shooting his estranged wife last year.

A jury deliberated for about six hours over two days before convicting Bobby Earl Regan of attempted first-degree murder in the June 2003 shooting of Danielle Regan. A judge dismissed a conspiracy count against Regan on Tuesday.

Bobby Regan's former mistress, Linda Lee Strickland, testified that Regan got her drunk and forced her to put her finger on the trigger of a gun before he fired it.

Although Strickland also faces an attempted murder charge in the case, the two women formed an unusually close bond during the trial because of their shared bad feelings toward Bobby Regan.