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Deputies: Man shot wife with shotgun after drinking argument
By: Jesse Martinez
DONA ANA COUNTY, N.M. A man allegedly shot his wife with a shotgun after an argument over his drinking habit, officials said.
Dona Ana County sheriff's deputies were dispatched before midnight Aug. 30 to the 600 block of Sunny Sands Drive in Chaparral.
Officials said Robert Braithwaite, 52, shot a 20-gague shotgun toward his wife's lower torso after he was arguing with her about his drinking.
The victim was taken to an El Paso hospital with several pellet wounds.
Braithwaite was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and he was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bail set at $100,000.