A Kelston woman who allegedly shot her husband has had her charge upgraded.
Mona Dudley appeared in the Waitakere District Court again on Wednesday after allegedly shooting her husband Brent.
Mr Dudley was taken to hospital after suffering a single gunshot wound just before midnight on December 27.
He remains in a stable condition in Auckland Hospital.
Their 19-year-old daughter Talita was home at the time but was unharmed.
Mrs Dudley, 37, was originally charged with common assault but this was withdrawn by police on Wednesday.
She now faces charges of injuring Mr Dudley in circumstances that if it had led to his death, she would have been found guilty of manslaughter.
Mrs Dudley entered no plea and was bailed to a Glen Eden address on the condition she doesn't contact her husband.
The Dudleys' 15-year-old son Stephen Dudley was killed at in June last year.
It's alleged he was punched in the head by two teenagers after a rugby training session.
The pair were charged with manslaughter and will stand trial next month.
Their names and details are suppressed.
After Stephen's death Mr and Mrs Dudley appeared in the Western Leader saying violent behaviour had wrongly become an accepted part of society.
"It's not acceptable. One stupid act has repercussions for life," Mr Dudley said at the time.
Mrs Dudley will reappear in court next month.
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