PHILADELPHIA — An attorney representing a Philadelphia woman charged in the shooting death of her boyfriend says his client acted in self-defense.

Thirty-seven-year-old Jeanette Wakefield is charged with murder and possession of an instrument of crime in the death of 33-year-old Terry Corrigan IV, who was shot at about 3:20 a.m. Wednesday in the hallway outside her apartment.

Police have said Corrigan was trying to get back into the apartment when Wakefield opened the door and shot him in the face. Her 9- and 10-year-old children were in the unit at the time.

The Philadelphia Inquirer ( ) reports that attorney Trevan Borum said Corrigan was in his client’s apartment “without permission” and “assaulting her.”

Corrigan’s father said his sister reported overhearing the two arguing over a broken table before the shooting.

Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer,

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