- Associated Press - Friday, December 25, 2015

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A 77-year-old woman is in custody after authorities allege she shot her 77-year-old husband and his friend in a family dispute.

KFDM-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1Ol1t9I ) that Iris Fontenot has been accused of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She’s alleged to have shot her husband, Joseph Fontenot, and 60-year-old Pablo Riojas at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

The shooting occurred at their rural home near Deweyville, east of Beaumont.

The Newton County sheriff’s office did not immediately release a possible motive for the shooting.

Joseph Fontenot was hospitalized for pellet wounds, some near his eye. Riojas refused treatment.

Iris Fontenot was jailed Friday and did not have an attorney.


Information from: KFDM-TV, https://www.kfdm.com

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