For hours, police said, the woman was bound to a chair as Theard spoke about death and suicide. Then he showed her how to use his handgun, gave it to her and ordered her to shoot him in the head, authorities said. When she refused, Theard told her to do it or he would kill her and then himself, according to the prosecutor's office.
The woman told the grand jury that she initially shot Theard in the shoulder, hoping to avoid killing him or getting herself killed. However, after that first shot Theard yelled and turned toward her, and she shot him a second time in the shoulder area, police said.