A Gilbert woman is in custody after allegedly shooting her estranged husband as he slept in bed.
Police say 62-year-old Christina Pasqualetto drove from Gilbert to Prescott in early Wednesday morning and shot her estranged husband.
Just after midnight, Prescott police responded to reports of a shooting at a home on Thoroughbred Drive. When authorities arrived, they found an 80-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his wrist. He was taken to a nearby hospital and later flown to a Phoenix-area hospital for additional treatment.
Upon investigation, the victim told police that the couple were in the process of getting a divorce and had been separated for months. He reported to police that he had changed the locks at his Prescott home, but that keys and additional items had recently gone missing. He believed that his estranged wife had taken them.
Officers arrested Pasqualetto at the scene.
During an interview with Pasqualetto, the police reports state she admitted to driving from her Gilbert home to Prescott because she did not want to get divorced. Shortly before midnight, when she arrived at his Prescott home, she entered the bedroom and confronted her husband while he was in his bed. The two had an argument and he informed Pasqualetto that he wasn’t changing his mind about on the divorce. She then allegedly pulled out a gun and shot him.
The victim told police he was able to get out of bed and tackle Pasqualetto, causing the gun to fall. After a struggle, he was able to escape to a neighbor’s house, where 911 was called.
Pasqualetto was booked into the Yavapai County jail for attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault. In addition, she was charged with forgery and theft charges after the victim reported she had stolen checks and recently cashed a forged check for $10,000. Pasqualetto admitted to that crime.