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911 caller: 'I shot my husband'

Posted June 2, 2010 11:03 a.m. EDT
Updated June 2, 2010 2:30 p.m. EDT

— A woman charged with first-degree murder told emergency dispatchers early Sunday that she killed her husband, according to a 911 call released Wednesday by Garner police.

Ruby Ashworth Gonzalez, 59, is charged with shooting Abundio G. Gonzalez, 48, in their camper parked behind Staples at 1411 Garner Station Blvd. Police said the shooting stemmed from a domestic situation involving another woman.

Ruby Gonzalez told dispatchers she shot her husband after finding him in bed with another woman.

"I told him I'd kill him if I ever caught him," she said in the 911 call, "and he's (expletive) a (expletive) in the bed in my camper. I can't take this."

Ruby Gonzalez told dispatchers she "shot her husband" in the chest 10 to 15 minutes earlier with a gun registered to her. She said a person heard crying in the background of the call was the other woman.

Ruby Gonzalez told dispatchers she had put the gun down and wanted to change out of her nightgown and call her family before authorities arrived.

The call ended when officers arrived and ordered her to "get down on the ground."

Ruby Gonzalez was being held without bond at the Wake County jail.