SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man says financial problems and the failing health of both he and his wife prompted the couple to set fire to their home and then engage in a standoff with responding officers.
Gary Ray Wright told the San Angelo Standard-Times (http://bit.ly/2o4Libv ) that the two hoped they would die in the January incident when police fired on them.
The 63-year-old Wright said Tuesday he never fired his rifle but was armed when he was shot twice by San Angelo officers.
A criminal complaint alleges Wright and his wife, 60-year-old Brenda Joyce Wright, intended to kill officers due in part to a grievance the couple had with the police department.
The couple is being held at the Tom Green County jail on charges that include attempted capital murder.
Information from: Standard-Times, http://www.sanangelostandardtimes.com