On the day of the shooting, Malespini “had been drinking quite heavily throughout the day and he and his wife had been arguing throughout the day about an affair he had had several months ago,” Caskey said.
Malespini has been charged with disorderly conduct and was cited for firing a weapon within city limits but also is charged with reckless endangerment, a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison. That’s because the bullet Malespini fired could have endangered someone else, Caskey said.
“He was out on his back deck, he was outside…the bullet could have been fired in a direct line with neighbor’s houses,” Caskey said.
Nobody else was hurt in the shooting, and Malespini was neither armed nor confrontational when police arrived.
“The weapon was still there, but it was not in his possession. It was lying on the kitchen counter,” Caskey said. “There were never any threats to any officers.”
Online court records don’t list an attorney for Malespini, who is scheduled to be arraigned March 26.