Assistant U.S. Attorney LaVater Massie-Banks said at Monday’s hearing that Shanteari Weems’s actions were more “deliberate.” Massie-Banks said Weems shot her husband in the neck, and when he collapsed to his hotel room floor, she walked over and shot him in the leg, shattering his femur and forcing him to have surgery to put a metal rod in his leg, reports The Washington Post.

Massie-Banks also read from a journal found in the hotel room, in which Shanteari Weems wrote she did not plan on killing her husband but wanted to “paralyze” him.

Yeah, that would sound really bad, you know—if the “victim” wasn’t facing dozens of child sexual abuse charges.