Posted: Fri, March 23 2012 at 10:44 PM, Updated: Fri, March 23 2012 at 11:16 PM
A retired Marine is being charged for shooting and killing his wife. Some think as a result of PTSD.
As we dug deeper we found out that 43 year old Bourne Huddleston, suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from his time in the military as a Marine. To those who knew him, it was a shock.
"I never knew this was coming and it was a big surprise."
Nick Oldham says Huddleston is one of the reasons he decided to join the military. Oldham, as teenager who almost didn't graduate high school and Huddleston, his recruiter.
"In 1998, when i first me him, I know he had just gotten back from deployment. and I think he was out on deployment for four years at the time."
Since then Huddleston, a retired Gunnery Sergeant was reported to be volunteering at the domiciliary in White City and recently worked as a psychology intern, alongside his wife, Kristy, who he's suspected of shooting early Friday. The 34 year-old Kristy worked as a transitional councilor for veterans coming home from the warzone. The couple bonded through war experiences and are familiar withP.T.S.D.
"This happens to soldiers."
Some are finding it all hard to believe but it's nothing new to soldiers returning home from war.
"There's been points that I thought I was gonna break, that it was happening to me."
It has happened to countless others. Just last week an Army Sergeant under pressure , Robert Bales, unexpectedly went on a rampage, shooting 17 unarmed civilians in Afganistan. It's becoming more familiar on the here on the home front as soldiers are subjected to longer tours on duty and unyielding pressure on the battlefield
"I don't know a whole lot about but P.T.S.D. I know it's difficult for some people and it seems like it just sneaks up" It could have snuck up on Bourne Huddleston.