Woman, 68, arrested for shooting husband in head

Posted at 2:11 PM, Feb 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-03 14:11:57-05

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – A York County wife accused of shooting her husband in the head and arm before stabbing herself multiple times is due back in court in April.

Mary Jane Betts (PHOTO: Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

Mary Jane Betts (PHOTO: Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

Mary Jane Betts, 68, of Wheeley Circle, was arrested and charged with multiple crimes Friday after she was released from the hospital.

Police responded to the couple’s neighborhood Wednesday afternoon for a domestic dispute.

“Deputies determined the male suffered two non-life threatening gunshot wounds,” the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office wrote in an email.

The man was treated and released from the hospital.

“After the male was evacuated from the area, a 911 call came in from a female at another residence in 100 block of Wheeley Circle claiming to have been shot,” investigators said. “Deputies immediately went to that residence and located a female suffering from an injury to the forehead and stab wound to the neck that appears to be self-inflicted. This female is the wife of the male with the gunshot injuries.”

Betts is being held in the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.