When Amalia Mirasola allegedly shot her husband to death inside their Butler home, she felt threatened, her attorney told a Superior Court judge in Morristown this week.
According to the Star-Ledger, Mirasola's attorney, Kalman Geist, told the judge and other attorneys that her husband, Carl Mirasola, had been taking money from her disability checks and seeing a girlfriend before she allegedly shot him six times on May 22, 2010. At the time, Geist said she was "protecting herself."
Amalia Mirasola, 47, suffers from multiple sclerosis and is wheelchair bound.
Carl Mirasola was 43 when he died. The couple's children were asleep in the home at the time of the shooting. Amalia Mirasola called Butler police and allegedly told them "I think I shot my husband."
Earlier this month, the judge heard testimony from Mirasola's sister while she remained hospitalized for an infection. Trial was scheduled to begin next month, but the Star-Ledger reported that the initial date has been pushed back to Jan. 2.