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Westminster Woman Arrested for Assault on Ex-Husband

A Westminster woman has been arrested for assaulting her ex-husband by holding a gun to his head, threatening to kill him. Police say that 45-year old Brenda Barbour of Westminster, Vermont was arrested on Friday night after she pulled a gun on her ex-husband, telling him that she wanted to “blow his brains out.”

An investigation by Vermont State Police showed that around 7:00 PM, the ex-husband went to pick up his 12-year old son at a Bemis Hill Road residence in Westminster. A verbal fight broke out between the man and Barbour, who threatened to shoot him if he didn’t leave her house.

According to the man, he was leaving when Barbour approached him from behind and pushed a .22 caliber pistol up against the back his head, saying she was going to kill him. He ran away and reported the incident to Vermont State Police, who arrested Barbour for first degree aggravated domestic assault.

This charge stems from her being armed with a deadly weapon and threatening to kill her ex-husband with it. She appeared in Vermont Superior Court in Windham County Tuesday around noon for the charge.

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