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Man shoots his wife then claims he mistook her for intruder

By Mason White 2:12 PM April 6, 2014
Palesa Monnane 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A woman is lucky to be alive after her husband shot her in the stomach, claiming that he thought she was a robber.

The woman had returned home from church and was entering her house when her husband shot at her.

Oscar Pistorius told investigators that he mistook his wife for a burglar when he shot her.

Palesa Monnane, 28, of South Africa, told authorities that she came home from church on Saturday, and opened the door to her home when she was suddenly shot from inside the house.

She was hit in the hand and stomach. Monnane said that she screamed and called her husband, asking what he was doing.

He claims that it was only after his wife began screaming that he realized that it was not a burglar.

When investigators arrived at their home in Mangaung, the husband had already covered the bullet hole in the door with silicone.

Monnane was taken to a hospital for treatment and the husband was arrested and charged with attempted murder.