Widow in theater shooting, Nicole Oulson, speaks out on The View

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Tampa, Florida-- Through tear-filled eyes, sitting beside her attorney TJ Grimaldi on The View, we heard for the first time Thursday the seemingly ordinary events that led to the shooting of Nicole Oulson's husband, Chad.

"We happened to have a weeknight off which is rare...we like to see movies. We get to the theater; we get our snacks and the previews are on...and in zero to 60, my whole world just shattered," Oulson explained.

Nicole said their two-year old daughter, Alexis was with their sitter, so Chad decided to check his cellphone to see if he had missed any calls. 

That's when Chad was shot, and killed.

71-year old Curtis Reeves, who is charged with 2nd degree murder, alleges he acted in self-defense after popcorn was thrown. 

Nicole's recollection of events, is much different.

"I can't honestly say popcorn was thrown. There was conversation, the gentleman confronted my husband several times which he ignored, and ignored and ignored," she said.

When asked about life now, Nicole spoke of their daughter, and how she doesn't fully understand what happened to her father.

"Every night he'd say, you make daddy so happy. So happy. She'd go around with his picture, and say 'daddy's happy, daddy's happy', but she doesn't understand."

As to a motive on why her husband was shot? Nicole believes Reeve's lack of authority as a retired police officer played a role.

"He's a gentleman who's been in an authoritative position all his life. He's used to [people saying] 'how high', when he says 'jump'.  He no longer has that control."

Reeve's bond hearing continues Friday at 10:00 a.m.. 


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