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Palmdale woman suspected in fatal shooting of ex-boyfriend

May 30, 2011 |  4:18 pm

A Palmdale woman has been arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting her former boyfriend, authorities said Monday.

Diane Asbury, 48, was booked shortly after she reported the shooting about 6 p.m. Sunday at her residence in the 38800 block of Calistoga Street, authorities said.

When Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found Asbury standing outside the house and later found the victim in an upstairs room, authorities said. The 51-year-old man, whose identity has not been made public, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Asbury admitted that she had shot her estranged boyfriend, officials said.

She is being held at Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood. Her bail was set at $1 million.

-- Richard Winton