- Associated Press - Thursday, April 17, 2014

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Vancouver, Wash., woman who fetched a pistol and pointed it at her then-husband’s head after they disagreed during a divorce discussion has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

The Columbian reports (https://is.gd/JPtRky ) that 62-year-old Gayle Bethke pleaded guilty Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court to one count of second-degree attempted murder.

She apologized to her ex-husband, Roger Bethke, saying she was out of control during a drinking binge.

Deputy Prosecutor Jennifer Nugent says the couple disagreed on the night of Sept. 21, 2012, while they were in bed discussing getting a divorce. Roger Bethke was able to wrestle the gun away.

Nugent says the woman then left the house and drove to Skamania County. She was arrested the next day after a pursuit and a five-hour standoff.


Information from: The Columbian, https://www.columbian.com

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