Ex-Colo. woman recounts shooting in Mexican waters

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Associated Press

Posted on October 2, 2010 at 1:33 PM

DENVER (AP) — A former Colorado resident says it's a miracle she survived an attack by pirates who fired bullets at her on a lake on the U.S.-Mexico border after they gunned down her husband.

Twenty-nine-year-old Berthoud (BERTH'-id), Colo., native Tiffany Hartley told The Denver Post she and her husband, David, were sightseeing on the Mexican side of Falcon Lake when pirates shot her husband in the back of the head Thursday.

She says she tried to rescue him but retreated as shots were fired. Texas authorities say David Hartley is believed to be dead.

The Post reports the couple met in high school in Loveland, Colo., and had been married about eight years. They moved to Reynosa, N.M., about three years ago and then to Texas five months ago, where David Hartley worked in the oil industry.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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