BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - More details have been released to 23ABC by the Bakersfield Police Department regarding the night a local attorney allegedly shot his wife with a shotgun.
On June 12, at about 4 a.m., Bakersfield Police Department officers went to a home in the 1200 block of Telegraph Avenue after a man called 911 and told dispatchers, 'My wife has been shot.'
When officers arrived, they spoke with 58-year-old Mark Joseph Madrigali and detained him. Officers said they found Mark's wife, Trivia Madrigali, suffering from a gunshot wound to her chest inside the home.
According to the police report, police said evidence indicated that the victim was shot in the dining room and then went to the living room where she reportedly collapsed.
In the police report, police said they found multiple empty alcohol bottles and that witnesses said they heard two shots come from the home.
Yesterday, June 19, police released a probable cause report which said that Madrigali told police 'it was an accident.'
According to the police report provided to 23ABC today, June 20, friends of Mark's wife, Trivia, told police that there was a long history of domestic abuse in the relationship and that Mark had previously put guns to her head and in her mouth and pulled the trigger.
Friends also told police that Trivia said she put up with abuse because being with Mark allowed her to financially take better care of her handicapped son.
The night of the shooting police said she was conscious but having trouble breathing. Trivia was rushed to Kern Medical Center with a number of injuries including damage to her bowels and kidney, as well as suffering from internal bleeding. Police said surgeons also had to remove part of her liver.
Trivia is still listed in critical condition at KMC.
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