A judge has found sufficient evidence for the wife of a southwest Missouri deputy to stand trial on charges that she shot her husband in the head.

The Joplin Globe reports that 42-year-old Patricia M. Halverson was bound over for trial Monday on charges of first-degree attempted murder and armed criminal action. She is accused of shooting her husband, 69-year-old Al Halverson, while he was asleep in a chair in December at the couple home near Anderson in McDonald County. The case was moved to Newton County on a change of venue.

Court records say she reported that her husband shot himself. But medical personnel told authorities that the wound didn't appear to be self-inflicted. Al Halverson told the court he didn't shoot himself.

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