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Shooting defendant says wife ‘messing’ with his head

NORBERT Blas Camacho, 57, who was arrested for shooting his wife on Saturday, told police that “he was fed up with her messing with his mind.”

Camacho said he wanted to kill his wife because he was tired of her threatening to call the police on him.

His wife was brought to the Commonwealth Health Center for treatment and was reported to be in stable condition.

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Camacho appeared for a bail hearing on Monday before Superior Court Judge Kenneth L. Govendo who imposed a $500,000 cash bail.

Camacho was charged with attempted first degree murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault, and disturbing the peace.

Assistant Public Defender Cindy Nesbit represented Camacho while Assistant Attorney General Robert C. Lee appeared for the government.

According to the police, the defendant and his wife had been arguing since 5 a.m. on Dec. 16, 2017.

Camacho stated that he was fed up with their arguments over money and jealousy.

The victim told the police that they began another argument about a phone call from another man who wanted to talk with her.

When asked who shot his wife, police said Camacho looked down on the ground and admitted doing it. “Because I’m so fed up with her messing with my mind,” police quoted him as saying.

Camacho said his wife had filed many restraining orders against him in the past, adding that the last TRO was issued last month. On Saturday evening, he said he shot his wife four times with a rifle.

Police said Camacho missed three times, but the fourth shot hit his wife in the leg while she was running into a police officer’s house.

On Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at 11:28 p.m., police officers responded to a report of a shooting on Anonas Drive in Kagman.

Camacho was taken into custody without incident and paramedics transported the victim to CHC for treatment at 12:03 a.m.