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Woman, 36, gets 3 years in 1991 shooting of husband


An Anne Arundel woman was sentenced yesterday to three years in prison for shooting her husband, son of a well-known county Circuit Court judge, during a domestic dispute in their Pasadena home.

Renee Thieme, 36, daughter-in-law of Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr., also was ordered to serve three years on probation when she completes the prison term.

Mrs. Thieme entered an Alford plea to assault with intent to murder before Judge Thomas A. Rymer of the Calvert County Circuit Court. Under the terms of the plea, she conceded that the state has enough evidence to convict her without admitting guilt.

She was charged with shooting Mark Thieme, 30, last September at their home in the 500 block of Riverside Drive.

The case was moved to Calvert County to avoid any potential conflict of interest in Anne Arundel.

Mrs. Thieme, who said she had a drinking problem at the time of the shooting, told Judge Rymer yesterday that she has been undergoing therapy for alcohol dependency and has been regularly attending church.

The shooting victim also told Judge Rymer yesterday that he still has pain in his shoulder and has yet to regain full use of his right arm.

Mrs. Thieme called police immediately after the Sept. 5, 1991 shooting. Police reported that she was crying as she told police her husband had handed her a loaded shotgun which accidentally discharged.

She was charged about two weeks after the shooting because her husband was in critical condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and was unable to give police his account.

He said he had been arguing with his wife when she fired at him with his 12-gauge shotgun.

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