KNOX DALE, Pa. (AP) – Police say a central Pennsylvania woman high from smoking methamphetamine fatally shot her husband after mistaking him for an intruder.
Thirty-one-year-old Trista Zickefoose, of Knox Township, was in the Jefferson County Jail Tuesday on a charge of criminal homicide.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Tornado Warnings Issued For Parts Of Westmoreland, Fayette, Somerset Counties
Police say she shot 40-year-old Greg Zickefoose at their duplex apartment about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh about 11:40 p.m. Sunday.
Police say the couple had argued after smoking the drug together and that Trista Zickefoose, at some point, heard a noise which she believed to be an intruder.
Grabbing a 9mm pistol she kept under her pillow, she fired a warning shot.READ MORE: Pittsburgh City Council Hosting Community Meetings On American Rescue Plan
Police say her husband realized what was happening and tried to take the gun from her, but she shot him in the chest
Court records don’t list a defense attorney.COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports Over 1,000 New Cases
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