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Woman barged into 80-year-old estranged husband’s home and shot him because she did not want a divorce: Cops
By Alberto Luperon,
Christina Pasqualetto drove from Gilbert, Arizona, to the city off Prescott, barged into her 80-year-old estranged husband’s home, and shot him because she did not want a divorce, police said. (Mug shot: Prescott Police Department)
An Arizona woman allegedly barged into her 80-year-old estranged husband’s home, confronted him while he was in bed and shot him because she did not want to divorce, according to officers.
The Prescott Police Department announced that Christina Pasqualetto, 62, is charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault.
Pasqualetto also faces a count each of forgery and theft after her estranged husband said she had stolen checks and forged a check about a week before for $10,000 and cashed it. She allegedly admitted to this when talking to detectives, and officers claimed to find a deposit slip in her purse, matching the transaction.
Police said they responded Wednesday, just after midnight, to the 200 block of Thoroughbred Drive about a shooting.
They determined a man sustained a gunshot wound to his wrist. First responders treated him at the scene and took him to a local hospital before flying him out to a Phoenix-area facility.
Investigators said that the 80-year-old victim Pasqualetto had been divorcing and were separated for several months.
The man had changed the locks at his home, but the keys and other items had gone missing, officers said. He suspected his wife had taken them.