UPDATE: No bond for Boynton woman accused of shooting husband

Updated Feb 09, 2018
Lisa Barreca sits in a wheelchair during her hearing at the Palm Beach County Jail. (Chelsea Todaro/The Palm Beach Post)

A judge Friday morning denied bond for a Boynton Beach woman facing attempted murder charges after shooting her husband Monday night.

Lisa Barreca, 53, appeared before Judge Ted Booras during a brief hearing at the Palm Beach County Jail. She was sitting in a wheelchair after suffering a gunshot wound to her right thigh. Police say she shot herself while she and her husband struggled in the garage of their Aspen Leaf Drive home.

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Lisa Barreca had been involved in a long-running dispute with her homeowners association in the city’s Aspen Glen neighborhood. She told authorities that she shot her husband, Eric, following an argument about complaints made to the HOA about residents violating community rules. Lisa Barreca said she feared for her safety during their argument, city police reported.

Police said this week Eric was in stable condition after suffering gunshot wounds to his head, both arms, his right leg and his back. He called 911 to alert them of the shooting. Records show that Boynton Beach police have responded to the Barreca residence seven times since May for various incidents, including Monday afternoon befor the shooting for “neighbor trouble.”

Bob Raimondo, who told The Post he is cousin of Eric, on Friday that two years ago, the Barrecas at one point separated for about a year but got back together. Raimondo said he does not personally know Lisa Barreca, but said the incident is surprising.

“Like most people they have their times, either good or bad,” Raimondo said. “But this is an absolute freaking shock. And even more so, a very strange situation.”

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Raimondo, a West Palm Beach resident, said Eric Barreca was born in New York City but has lived in Florida for most of his life.

Raimondo said Eric recently switched jobs and is now a facility manager for a sales company. He concentrates on staying fit and healthy, and does not drink or do drugs.

“Eric is an upbeat person, always looks at the glass being half full and life as being a gift,” Raimondo said.