Richard “Pat” Rickett Shoots His Estranged Wife Hazel After She Declines Dinner Date



​Judging by the photo, you can forgive Hazel Rickett for declining a date with her estranged husband, Richard “Pat” Rickett. They were both at their daughter’s basketball game in Miles City, Montana when Pat invited Hazel and their children to dinner afterward…

Hazel apparently thought that idea sucked — she’d filed for divorce on December 30, and he’d been charged with domestic assault in November for punching her at a bar.

So Pat drove to Hazel’s apartment, grabbed a gun from his car, and waited for Hazel to come home.

They got into an argument. A neighbor heard her scream. Then Pat shot her three times.

He was caught 25 minutes later. After a brief standoff, he was arrested.

Pat’s now charged with murder.