NYPD Psychologist Accused of Shooting Husband in His Sleep

Prosecutors say Dr. Emily Dearden was trying to kill her husband to avoid a messy divorce.
2:05 | 05/08/15

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A story of a police psychologist in New York charged with trying to kill her husband by shooting him in his sleep. Prosecutors say she was having an affair. Taking a drastic way to end her message. Reporter: Incredibly, her husband survived the gunshot wound to the head and initially believed she didn't do it. Now he says his wife was trying to kill him so she could be with her lover. Dr. Emily Dearden and her husband, Kenneth, a wealthy real estate developing seemed to have it own. A beautiful home. And two young daughters. Do you have anything to say? Reporter: This morning, 46-year-old Emily Dearden facing charges of attempted murder, 18 months after her husband was shot in the head as he slept? The couple's bed. Dr. Dearden long maintaining she had nothing to do with it. With every fiber of her body and every resource she has, she'll fight the baseless charges. Reporter: At first, Mr. Dearden believed the story. Later, the police were skeptical. The home's arm did not sound. The family rottweiler did not react. Overnight, Dr. Dearden's lawyers echoing what they said at the time of her arrest in November. This is a very weak case. That's the last I'm going to say. Reporter: But Mr. Dearden said his wife had a motive as old as time. She was having an affair since 2011 and was being pressured by her lover to gdo something to be able to be together. Mr. Dearden says he's needed three surgeries on his jaw since the attack. If convicted, Emily Dearden face up to 25 years in prison. Her arraignment in next week. Robin? Now to grammy-winner Sam smith.

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