TUCSON, Ariz. — A 71-year-old Avra Valley woman accused of shooting and wounding a person last week before barricading herself in a house has died, Pima County authorities said Monday.
County sheriff’s officials say Sandra Judson was found unresponsive in a medical housing unit at the county jail around 5 a.m. Saturday.
They say there were no signs of trauma or suspicious circumstances and Judson was pronounced dead at a Tucson hospital.
Sheriff’s officials said Judson was arrested last Tuesday night on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder after an hours-long standoff.
Authorities originally said Judson’s son was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. On Tuesday, a sheriff’s department spokeswoman said Judson was not related to the victim but two were known to each other.
The department has not released the victim’s name.
In a story published Oct. 11, 2021, The Associated Press — relying on information from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department — erroneously reported that 71-year-old Sandra Judson of Avra Valley was jailed on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder over allegedly shooting and wounding her son. The sheriff’s department said Tuesday that Judson was not related to the victim, but the two were known to each other.