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Accused Butler Murderer Said Husband Threatened to Kill Her

Amalia Mirasola took witness stand to testify in murder trial Thursday.

As the murder trial of Amalia Mirasola continues in Morristown this week, the woman accused of shooting her husband to death in 2010 said she responded after Carl Mirasola first said he was going to kill her.

Amalia Mirasola, 47, is accused of shooting her husband, Carl Mirasola, six times inside their Roosevelt Avenue home on May 22, 2010. Carl Mirasola was 43 when he died.

Amalia Mirasola became emotional when her attorney asked her when the last time she saw her kids was, according to nj.com, the answer being that she had not seen them since the day her husband was killed.

On Wednesday, her 16-year-old daughter, Vanessa, testified that she felt, at times, like she did not even have a mother in the months leading up to the shooting death of her father, Carl Mirasola.

When she took the witness stand, Vanessa Mirasola said she had spent time with her father's girlfriend and had a strong relationship with her father, but not her mother, according to nj.com. She told Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Matthew Troiano she would often find Amalia Mirasola inebriated and that she did not participate in activities with the family.

Read the full story from nj.com here.

Amalia Mirasola said Thursday she had shot her husband in self-defense as he was angry after learning that she had gone to a divorce lawyer.

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