CHARDON -- The Geauga County Sheriff and the Geauga County Prosecutor's office held a press conference at 1:30 p.m. today.
The sheriff's department report reads that, at 9:42 p.m. Friday, a call was received from a Rock Creek Road residence in Thompson Township.
The woman, now identified by the sheriff's department as Rita Greifenstein, 66, told the dispatcher that she had shot her husband. She said he was now lying on the kitchen floor, not moving.
She told the dispatcher that he had hit her with a pan and she shot him. She told the dispatcher that she thinks the gun is in the kitchen but she is afraid to go into the kitchen.
She told the dispatcher that no one else was in the house.
The Geauga County Sheriff's Department confirmed that she was being held in jail.
She appeared before Chardon Municipal Court Judge Terri L. Stupica Tuesday on charges of first-degree felony voluntary manslaughter.
Stupica set Greifenstein's bond at 10 percent of $15,000. She also cannot leave Geauga County without permission.
Geauga County Public Defender R. Robert Umholtz said the seemingly low bond amount for a first-degree felony is due to some unusual circumstances surrounding the incident but did not elaborate.