Wife, 80, fed up with husband's late nights would have killed him, say police

FORT WORTH, TX

Mansfield jail records show Tempie Strickland of Fort Worth was being held Tuesday on an attempted murder charge. Bond was set at $100,000 for Strickland, who was arrested following Sunday's incident. Nobody was hurt.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports police say the woman was fed up with her 73-year-old husband staying out late.

Officer Sharron Neal says the wife allegedly retrieved a revolver from the couple's bedroom, put the gun to her husband's chest but the weapon wouldn't fire.

Neal says Sterling Strickland didn't want his wife charged. Police must make arrests in suspected domestic violence situations.

Jail records don't list an attorney for the wife.

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