The Missoula man accused of shooting his wife in the face said he doesn't know why he did it.
Mark Tabish said he bought the gun and ammunition the day before he shot his wife, and he had been drinking heavily.
On Wednesday, Tabish appeared in Missoula Justice Court to face a felony charge of Attempted Deliberate Homicide.
About 1:30 Tuesday morning, his wife Cathy Tabish drove herself to the hospital. Court documents show she told police she woke up bleeding, and when she looked in the mirror, she noticed a gunshot wound on her face. When police went to the house on Eighth street, Mark Tabish admitted he shot her, but said he was drunk so he doesn't know why. He said his intent may have been to shoot his wife, their dog and himself.
Tabish's bail is set at $500,000. He will return to court later this month.