Soldier’s Wife Accidently Shot in Leg During Suicide Intervention, District Attorney Prosecuting Case as a Crime

Suicide Attempt Has Fort Carson Soldier in Trouble

by Scott Harrison
KRDO NewsChannel 13, April 23, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Joshua and Crystal Bradley thought the worst was over when she halted his suicide attempt at their home last summer. They were wrong.

Crystal Bradley was accidentally shot in the leg in August 2011 during the incident. She said she didn’t blame her husband and didn’t want to file charges, but the District Attorney’s Office believed otherwise. Joshua Bradley spent a week in jail and faces charges of assault, reckless endangerment and prohibitive use of a weapon.

“If I get convicted of this, I’ll be facing five years in prison,” said Bradley, 25. “Then I’ll get kicked out of the Army and won’t have a job.”

Bradley said he was depressed because during a deployment to Afghanistan, his wife left him and his grandmother died. He said around the time of his suicide attempt, he met Crystal and got help for his depression. The couple married in January.

The couple says they don’t know why prosecutors persist in making a case against them.

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