Arizona Woman Charged with Shooting Her 80-Year-Old Husband Because She Didn’t Want a Divorce

by Xara Aziz
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An Arizona woman has been arrested and charged for shooting her 80-year-old husband during an argument about their marital woes.

According to the Prescott Police Department, Christina Pasqualetto, 62, is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault, forgery and theft.

The incident took place on September 20 when the suspect drove from her current home to her former home where her husband, Jon Pasqualetto, lived. The couple had been separated and were living apart when she arrived and got into a heated argument about their divorce. According to police, the suspect said she didn’t want to continue with divorce proceedings so she shot him while he was in bed.

The victim succumbed to a gunshot wound to his wrist. He was later rushed to a local hospital where he was told his injuries were not life-threatening, according to a report in First Post.

“When he informed her that he still wanted a divorce and had no intention of changing his mind, she produced a handgun and shot him while he was still in bed,” according to a statement from the Prescott Police Department.

Police further added that after the couple had gotten into a fight, the victim was able to knock down the suspect, causing her to drop the gun so that he could flee the scene. He then went to his neighbor’s house and called 911.

“During this time, the victim used his hands and elbows to defend himself and escape the situation, according to police. “Eventually, he managed to get away and ran to a neighbor’s house to call 911.”

“According to the police, the man revealed that he had changed the locks on the house before the incident, but the keys and other items were missing,” reads a report in First Post. “He also told the police that Pasqualetto had “stolen checks and forged a check for £10,000 about a week earlier and cashed it.” After authorities found a deposit slip matching the transaction, the 62-year-old admitted to forgery and theft when questioned.”

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