And a Bystander

Lucinda White, 38, went to work on Wednesday. Some reports say she had just told her husband Richard Lynn White, 43,  she was going to leave the day before. The couple had been married for about 20 years, though in 1994 she did file for a protection order against him and filed for divorce a little later. The couple remarried in 2002.  While at the hospital where she worked her husband showed up.

The two allegedly argued in the kitchen, then moved outside near the main entrance where the argument continued. Allegedly Richard White then drew a gun from his pants and began firing.

Some bystanders who saw the weapon fled. One shot went through the hospital doors and hit a 60 year old bystander in the ankle. He had come to the hospital to visit someone else. He was admitted to the hospital in good condition.

Lucinda White was hit multiple times at point blank range, with one bullet reportedly grazing her head, and was also shot in the shoulder and leg. Lucinda White was admitted to the hospital in critical condition.  

Witnesses reportedly saw Richard White drive away and informed police of his vehicle information. The gun was found dumped in a flower pot. White was located near the hospital and charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault.

The couple had two sons ages 17 years and 13 years.                

There were some quotes in one of the articles from the 17 year who had just found out what had happened to his mother. He tried to find out how she was and he said no one knew how much he loved her. He also said it had been several years since his parents had a dispute this bad. It is thought that he will have to be the one to tell his little brother.   



  1. Becky J said,

    March 12, 2007 at 5:58 am

    aggravated assult??? isnt this more like attempted murder?

  2. March 12, 2007 at 6:21 am

    I don’t know about Texas, but I know in some states aggravated assault carries a heavier punishment than attempted murder.

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