A police chief’s wife who claimed she was in a suicidal spiral after drinking martinis and taking prescription medicine was convicted Monday of firing her husband’s service weapon toward officers who had swarmed her Orange County neighborhood after she barricaded herself in the family home.

Jurors found Brinda Sue McCoy, whose husband is the police chief in Oceanside and the former mayor of Cypress, guilty on five counts of assault on a peace officer and a single count of firing a gun with gross negligence.

She faces up to 30 years in prison when she is sentenced Sept. 10.

McCoy, 49, sobbed as the verdict was read. Jurors, who deliberated about five hours before reaching a verdict, appeared shaken and teary eyed. They declined comment.

The mother of four is free on $250,000 bail but is to remain at her Cypress residence, must agree to electronic surveillance and surrender her passport, said Orange County Superior Court Judge Francisco P. Briseno

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