Woman arrested after trying to kill husband

A 79-year-old Yonabaru woman is in police custody on attempted murder charges after she beat her husband with the aluminum handle of a mop.

The woman told Yonabaru Police she had enough of her 78-year-old husband.  “I’m tired of carrying for my husband living in a wheelchair.”  Police say she tried to kill her handicapped husband by beating him repeatedly over a 24-hour period last weekend.  The husband survived, but received injuries both to his head and body.

Yonabaru Police say their investigation will include study of whether the woman is competent to bear criminal responsibility.