MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A Martinsburg, W.Va., woman accused of shooting her estranged husband in September could be released from Eastern Regional Jail and placed on home confinement as part of terms set during a bond hearing Friday in Berkeley County Circuit Court.
Maria Lynn Decicio, 35, of 210 Gussie Ave. is charged with murder in the first degree. She allegedly shot Richard Earl Amundson, 45, five times on Sept. 15, according to testimony given by police at her preliminary hearing in magistrate court.
In jail since the day of the shooting, Decicio started crying Friday when 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes agreed to set a $50,000 cash, surety or property bond and allow home confinement, pending approval by the circuit's probation office.
"It is not ... a case where I have great fears that the defendant would flee," Wilkes said.
The judge also concluded that Decicio had a "clean" criminal record and appeared to be attempting to avoid her estranged husband when she moved to Berkeley County from Casper, Wyo.