Snoring Kills

This is not an exaggeration. Nor is it a joke. Snoring really kills. It’s not just because it can lead to deadly health conditions. It’s because habitual snoring can be so annoying that it can drive someone insane. Insane enough to kill.

That’s exactly what happened to a woman in Melbourne, Florida. She got so fed up with her snoring partner that she took matters into her own hands. In her desperation to silence her snoring partner, she took a gun and shot him.

A woman shot her live-in boyfriend with a shotgun during an alcohol-fueled argument stemming from his loud snoring, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Lorie Morin, 47, was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. She remains jailed without bond at the Brevard County Jail Complex.


The shooting happened in the late evening of March 6. The place of the murder scene was in a rural neighborhood, west of Sharpes Lake. Unfortunately, the police came in a bit too late.

Deputies arrived at the home and found Morin’s boyfriend lying in a pool of blood at the foot of the bed on the master bedroom floor. He had been shot in the right armpit area.

He was transported by medical helicopter to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.


According to Morin, it was an accident. While she and her boyfriend were drinking, she handed him a loaded gun.

Morin told deputies she and her boyfriend had been drinking rum and playing rummy, an arrest affidavit shows. She told deputies that she was handing her boyfriend her loaded 20-gauge shotgun so she could retrieve a heavy box when it accidentally discharged, striking him.


While in the ICU, the boyfriend told the police a more detailed story. Interestingly, it was quite different from Morin’s.

Thursday morning, deputies met with the man in the hospital’s intensive care wing. In a sworn recorded statement, he said the shooting stemmed from a confrontation over his snoring, the affidavit states. Morin followed him into the bedroom, arguing about his snoring – and then she pointed the shotgun at his head, according to the affidavit.


While the boyfriend attempted to leave, he ended up being shot.

Deputies reported that as he attempted to leave, “he heard a loud boom and woke up lying in a pool of blood with excruciating pain coming from his right armpit area.”


This is such a sad story. How could anyone think of shooting a snoring partner? One can only imagine how bad the snoring was.

This is not to say that it’s right to shoot someone who snores. What Morin did was very wrong. If she had chosen to deal with her partner’s snoring immediately, she wouldn’t have gotten in such a bad situation. She must have ignored the snoring for quite some time that she finally got fed up. If she hadn’t ignored it, she and her boyfriend would probably still be together.

Morin was arrested and taken to jail. The man remains hospitalized and is stable.


Just because of snoring, a couple is sadly separated. One is in jail and one is fighting for his life in the hospital. This sad situation could have been avoided if the couple had chosen to deal with the snoring in a smart way.

Yes, there are smart ways to deal with snoring. No one has to resort to killing the snorer. Instead of getting a gun to silence a loud snore, why not just get a snoring mouthpiece?

A snoring mouthpiece is definitely a harmless way to silence a snorer. Instead of a gun, Morin could have just given her boyfriend a mouthpiece. A Sleeptight mouthpiece could have helped her snoring partner. Most importantly, it could have prevented such a senseless crime.

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