Havre Daily News
A Havre woman accused of shooting her estranged husband with a shotgun pleaded no contest in state District Court Tuesday to a felony charge of assault with a weapon, a court document said.
Angelic Jennifer Frost, aka Angelic Jennifer Leens, 31, pleaded after entering into an agreement with the Hill County Attorney's Office, which is recommending a 20-year commitment to the state Department of Corrections with placement in the Montana Chemical Dependency Center in Butte for completion of chemical dependency and mental health programs, the document said. Sentencing is set for May 1.
In exchange for her plea, a felony charge of attempted deliberate homicide was amended to the assault charge, and the Park County Attorney will dismiss a felony charge of partner assault pending there, the document said. The Park County Attorney could not be reached for comment today.
Frost is accused of shooting her estranged husband in the shoulder with a 12-gauge shotgun on Oct. 15, 2004, the document said.
According to the document, Hill County sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call from Dolph Frost at 10:25 p.m. on that date to find the victim lying on a bedroom floor in a First Street West residence. Blood and tissue covered the floor, walls and ceiling of the room, the document said.
According to the document, Angelic Frost called her husband and invited him over to the house in which she was staying in order to “make up.” The couple was separated and going through the process of divorce. When Dolph Frost arrived at the residence, Angelic Frost first made him take his shirt off “so she could check him for body wires,” the document said.
She then told him to go to the back bedroom of the home, the document said. Dolph Frost told deputies that he was in the bedroom when he heard the sound of a shotgun being racked. When he turned around, he was face-to-face with his wife, who had a Winchester Model 1200 pump-action firearm pointed at his neck, the document said.
The man ducked, and the blast caught him in the right shoulder “and tore his shoulder apart,” the document said.
Angelic Frost then wiped the gun with a cloth and told her husband she would get away with the shooting because there wouldn't be any fingerprints, the document said.
According to the document, Angelic Frost then used a phone to call two other men. She reached one man, who later told deputies he could hear Dolph Frost screaming in the background, the document said. He told her to call the police and an ambulance, the document said.
After she got off the phone, Dolph Frost asked Angelic Frost to call the ambulance, the document said, and she responded by throwing the phone on the bed and telling him to do it himself.
When deputies responded, they found Angelic Frost sitting in a patio chair at the rear of the house. Inside, they found a spent shell near the victim's leg, and located the shotgun, which was loaded with four live rounds, including one in the chamber, on a couch in another room, the document said.