- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - Police in Marysville, Washington, say a woman accused of firing a gun while arguing with her husband of more than 30 years told them she wasn’t trying to shoot the man but was angry that he wasn’t helping around the house.

The Daily Herald reports (https://is.gd/HpKgb6 ) that investigators found a bullet in the front doorjamb of the couple’s house.

Police say 54-year-old Starlene Roth was arrested Saturday for investigation of attempted first-degree murder. Her lawyer, Brian Ashbach, argued that the police report didn’t provide any evidence that Roth was trying to kill her husband.

An Everett District Court judge found probable cause to hold Roth for investigation of attempted second-degree murder and set bail at $250,000. Roth’s husband told police he returned home Friday from hospital treatment for a chronic medical condition. In a court affidavit, police Detective Craig Bartl wrote that the man said his wife began complaining that he hadn’t been able to do anything around the house.

Marysville is north of Seattle.


Information from: The Daily Herald, https://www.heraldnet.com

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