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Police identify woman who allegedly shot husband in Readfield

Sally Ann Earl-Costello (Kennebec County Jail)

READFIELD (WGME) -- The Kennebec County Sheriff's Office says a wife shot her husband in Readfield Wednesday afternoon.

Officials say they were called to the home on Sturtevant Hill Road around 1:30 p.m.

Deputies say 61-year-old Sally Ann Earl-Costello shot and seriously wounded her husband, 81-year-old Hugh Costello.

Costello was taken by ambulance to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston where he remains in their care. His condition is not known at this time.

Deputies say there has been a history of domestic disturbances at the home.

They also say they have recovered the firearm believed to have been used during the incident.

The Kennebec County Sheriff's Office says it did not appear to be self-defense.

The investigation is ongoing.


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