A Sun City man pleaded not guilty to shooting his wife in the head inside their home on Nov. 9, according to court officials.
George Sanders, 85, made his plea before a Maricopa County judge on Wednesday morning.
Virginia Sanders, 81, is in the hospital fighting for her life, according to Maricopa County sheriff's spokesperson Christopher Hegstrom.
The home is located at Pinion Lane and Wheatridge Drive in Sun City where the couple lived and where they are known as Scotty and Ginger.
"Scotty was a neat guy. He took care of Ginger," said neighbor Jarvis Van Klompenberg.
Neighbors said she had health problems.
"She had MS and she was in a wheelchair since we ever knew her," said Van Klompenberg.
Van Klompenberg explained that George Sanders took care of his wife for years, "I think he even gave up golf to take care of her," he said.
Maricopa County sheriff's deputies responded to the home after someone reported hearing a gunshot. Investigators believe George Sanders shot his wife in the head. He was arrested and is now facing one count of attempted homicide.
Neighbors said the two were a happy couple.
"He took up piano later in life so we would hear him play the piano and he would sit on the back porch and play the guitar and he would sing to her and she would kind of sing with him," said Virginia Van Klompenberg.
Piecing together why this happened is still under investigation.
"We can't be in his shoes so we don't know what he went through, you know," said Jarvis Van Klompenberg.
George Sanders is expected to make his next court appearance on Jan. 11.
Copyright 2012 CBS 5 (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
The valley is preparing to say its final goodbyes to a fallen Phoenix police officer. Visitation was held Friday night for Officer Daryl Raetz - with a steady stream of his family, friends and colleagues.More >
Visitation was held Friday night for Officer Daryl Raetz - with a steady stream of his family, friends and colleagues - ahead of Saturday's funeral.More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:39 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:39:28 GMT
Dan Marco's son was murdered in 2010. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Only people who have lost a close loved one can understand the pain of Travis Alexander's family"My heart goes out to them, because I understand," says Dan Marco, who's son Zachary was murdered in 2010.ZacharyMore >
Only people who have lost a close loved one can understand the pain of Travis Alexander's family.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 4:19 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:19:28 GMT
The Young and the Restless is airing a special tribute episode to the late Jeanne Cooper on Tuesday, May 28 at 11 a.m. MST. Cast members and friends of Cooper recently gathered on set to shoot a celebrationMore >
The Young and the Restless is airing a special tribute episode to the late Jeanne Cooper on Tuesday, May 28 at 11 a.m. MST.More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:43 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:43:24 GMT
Fallen officer's daughter graduates from kindergarten
Hundreds of Phoenix police officers showed their support for a fallen colleague by attending his daughter's kindergarten graduation in Anthem on Wednesday. Officer Daryl Raetz was killed in the lineMore >
Tatum Raetz, 5, graduated from kindergarten in Anthem Wednesday and hundreds of uniformed Phoenix police officers were there to show their support for the family.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:40 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:40:59 GMT
Closed iBeach Tan location in Gilbert.
Tracy Grogitsky purchased two memberships to the iBeach Tan salon in Gilbert just a few weeks ago. She said one was for a gift for her friends. Thursday, she went to the location to tan. "I thought, 'Oh,More >
Two local tanning salons closed without notice, and customers say they're not getting any refunds. More >
Friday, May 24 2013 12:29 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:29:51 GMT
Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects five restaurants with some of the highestMore >
Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department.More >