Mass. cop's wife admits shooting self and lying to police


By O'Ryan Johnson
The Boston Herald

SOMERSET, Mass. — The Somerset wife of a police officer has been charged after she acknowledged she accidentally shot herself, then fabricated an elaborate story about a home invader who shot her in the arm, police said.

Jennifer Smith, a 33-year-old nurse, is expected to be arraigned tomorrow for filing a false police report and lying to criminal investigators.

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