She characterized her husband as controlling and demanding — a man who did not want her to work and refused to let her leave the house after he returned home for the evening.
At the time James George was killed, the woman said, she had been planning to leave with her son and return to her family in Missouri.
Brackett continues to be held in the Salt Lake County jail, with bail set at $1 million.
Prior to the Sept. 13 shooting, Brackett had one run-in with the law, according to juvenile court records. He was referred to a juvenile court May 2010 for shoplifting less than $299 worth of property.