An 80-year-old woman accused of trying to shoot her mate because she was tired of his talk and late night outings was released from Mansfield jail Wednesday after a radio DJ posted her bond.
Though initially arrested by Fort Worth police on suspicion of attempted murder, Tempie Fisher Strickland was instead charged Wednesday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the incident.
On Wednesday, Rickey Smiley, host of The Rickey Smiley Morning Show (which plays locally on KBFB 97.9), posted bond for Strickland, according to his website.
Although police previously described the alleged victim as Tempie Strickland's husband, Tarrant County records show the couple had actually divorced in 2010.
They, however, were still living together Sunday when, police say, they became involved in an argument over Sterling Strickland's late nights out and how he talked to Tempie Strickland.
According to police, Tempie Strickland told officers she was fed up with Sterling Strickland but due to his size, didn't want to get in a physical fight with him. Instead, she retrieved a revolver from the master bedroom, put it to his chest and pulled the trigger, but the gun jammed and didn't go off, police have said.
Sterling Strickland then called the police. Police said the man, however, did not want Tempie Strickland arrested.
In a jail interview before her release, Strickland told Fox 4 News that she never intended to shoot her ex-husband.
- Deanna Boyd