The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The woman shot eight times April 20 outside her Sandy Springs apartment spoke her first word Tuesday morning.
When her mother walked into her room at the Shepherd Center, Adina Parson said, "Hello," friends reported on awebsite created to update the woman's progress.
Parson, 40, has been at the Shepherd Center since earlier this month after spending more than two weeks in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital. Parson was shot eight times, including three times in the head, as she left the apartment she shared with her husband, Michael Parson.
In the days following the shooting, friends and family members held vigils in hopes someone would come forward to police with information about who shot Adina Parson, an attorney with the state Department of Public Health.
Two weeks after the shooting, Sandy Springs police identified Michael Parson, 42, as a suspect in the case, and he was arrested the following day during a traffic stop in Texas.
Michael Parson, a Navy veteran and former pet store manager, allegedly was engaged to another woman at the time he was accused of shooting his wife, according to arrest warrant affidavits obtained by the AJC.
He is being held without bond in Fulton County jail and has a court appearance scheduled for Friday morning.
Doctors have said Adina Parson has made significant progress since the shooting, despite still having a bullet lodged in her chest.