A man mistook his fiancée for an intruder and shot her dead the day before their wedding.
John Tabutt told police he seized his gun because he thought he heard someone in his Florida home.
Thinking his live-in partner was in bed, the 62-year-old fired at a figure in a dark hallway.
He discovered too late he struck Nancy Dinsmore, also 62, who he was due to marry the very next day.
Tabutt called 911 in the early hours of Friday, moaning and sobbing, according to local newspaper reports.
"I thought I had an intruder in the house," he told the emergency operator. "Honest to God, she looks dead."
A "distraught" Tabutt stood by while his fiancée was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, according to police.
He has not been charged with any offence and officers said everything pointed to a tragic accident.
The couple planned to wed in a small ceremony at St. Stephen
Catholic Church in Florida's Winter Springs, Ms Dinsmore's son-in-law
Scott Sposato told the Orlando Sentinel.
"They loved each other," he said. "It was quite apparent."Yeah ok, that dont seem at allNow do it............
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