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Court Documents: Readfield Woman Shot Husband in the Back 

Earl-Costello, Sally Ann 5-18-17Court documents reveal that a Readfield woman used a shotgun to shoot her husband in the back earlier this week.

Sally Ann Earl-Costello, 61, is charged with elevated aggravated assault.

Police say she shot Hugh Costello, 81, on the front porch of their Sturtevant Hill Rd. home.

Authorities say Earl-Costello admitted she shot her husband because she had had enough of his abuse, though she said no abuse had happened that day.

No one else was home at the time of the shooting.

Police say they found the gun in the living room.

A judge says she is a danger to society and her husband – who remains in a hospital tonight.

Her bail has been set at $75,000.