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The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested an Englewood woman Tuesday for Aggravated Battery after she shot her live-in boyfriend during a dispute on November 18.
Deputies were called to the home just after 2:00 a.m., for reports of a shooting. When they arrived, Jeanne Martelli, DOB 03/13/65, claimed to have shot the victim in the abdomen after the couple got into a physical dispute. The victim was immediately transported to the hospital where he later denied any physical altercation and told detectives that he was unsure why Martelli shot him. A review of evidence from inside the home coupled with 911 calls from the incident, supported the victim's claims and led detectives to charge Martelli with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.
Martelli was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Sarasota County jail where she remains without bond.