TRINITY, N.C. — Authorities have charged a 77-year-old woman with killing her husband after she spent 11 days in the hospital recovering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Randolph County deputies said Rochelle Hoover is being held without bond after her arrest Friday.

Deputies told media outlets that Hoover shot and killed her 86-year-old husband, Harold in their Trinity home on Dec. 11 and then shot herself.

Authorities have not said why Hoover may have killed her husband.

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