Sunday morning a Sioux Falls native living in Belgrade, Montana was brutally attacked after a break in.

Ashley Van Hemert, 32, was found by police suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of her head. She remains hospitalized in critical condition. Her roommate, Lauren Walder DeWise, was killed in the attack.

Update: On Thursday afternoon police arrested 47 year-old Joseph Paul DeWise and is charged with deliberate homicide. He is the estranged husband of of Lauren Walder DeWise.

Her family is by her side in the hospital and is asking for prayers for Ashley.

Donations can also be made to a YouCaring account that has been set up to help pay for medical costs.


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