Martha’s Vineyard Shooting Ruled Self-Defense

WEST TISBURY, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 63-year-old Martha’s Vineyard woman who shot and killed her estranged husband will not face charges because she acted in self-defense.

Authorities say Cynthia Bloomquist shot 64-year-old Kenneth Bloomquist after he broke into her West Tisbury home on Friday.

Police say Kenneth Bloomquist shot his wife first and she returned fire.

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said in a statement Monday that the medical examiner found the cause of death for Kenneth Bloomquist was a gunshot wound to the chest.

He says an investigation determined it was self-defense and his office will take no further action.

Cynthia Bloomquist underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to the torso.

She had previously been denied a restraining order against her husband.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

  • donny

    Sounds like she was ready for him…

  • ginny2

    Wonder what the judge, who denied the restraining order, was thiinking when the first report of tihs was published.

    • tsal-kv

      Makes you want to somehow hold these judges accountable.

  • Rob Cleary

    reverse the genders and someone gets charged.

  • Matt

    Where’s my hoddie? What time is the protest?

  • Martha Nan Bonelli

    Does Marthas Vineyard have a womans crises center to help woman get needed restraining orders?Would a female judge have helped stop this tradgedy? Save plovers,and woman

  • Cabana Lucanas Ayacucho

    I wish I knew that before.

  • Cabana Mathieu

    I wish I knew that before.

  • Ian Hura

    I wish I knew that before.

  • Ian Huntsberger

    Thanks, thats good to know.

  • Martha Nan Bonelli

    the now wounded Cynthia Bloomquest should take legal action against the judge who refused her restraing order.Who will pay her hospital bill?Please all you rich golfers,donate to the womans crisis centers.I bet this will follow her in her dreams to her next life.She will never recover from this injustice.I hope to see her on t.v. Save plovers and woman now.

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