Mandy Romero, 35, 1559 Nix Road, Phil Campbell, is charged with attempted murder in the March 12 shooting involving her husband, Randy Don Yocum, 38, based on courthouse records.
Charges were filed against Romero on Monday, one day after Yocum awoke from the 22-day coma and told hospital nurses that he was shot by his wife, according to Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver.
Deputies were originally told by Romero that her husband accidentally shot himself while cleaning a gun. The shooting occurred at the couple’s residence on Nix Road, authorities said.
Investigators said Yocum was shot by a 9 mm pistol in his left temple. The shot traveled to his right temple.
“We received a call on March 12, and the caller stated that the husband accidentally shot himself cleaning the gun,” Oliver said.
Oliver said the shooting occurred at 10:45 p.m.. He added the sheriff’s office had not previously responded to domestic calls from the couple’s residence.
Yocum was taken to Huntsville Hospital, where he was in a coma until Sunday, Oliver said.
Authorities said Romero’s story unraveled after Sunday when Yocum came out of his coma and told nurses about his wife’s involvement in the shooting. Oliver added investigators discovered information that supports Yocum’s claim that he was shot by his wife. He did not elaborate.
Attempted murder is a Class A felony punishable by a prison sentence of 10 years to life.