The condition of Tonya Moore improved Thursday to the point that she was moved out of intensive care--two days after being shot by her husband, former Angels pitching star Donnie Moore, just before he committed suicide.
Her condition was upgraded from serious to fair, according to a spokeswoman for Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Anaheim. She had sustained two bullet wounds in the neck and chest.
In 1985, Donnie Moore had signed a $3-million contract as the Angel's highest-paid pitcher, but when his ability appeared to fade he was released by the team last September. Friends said he became despondent last month when he was also dropped by a minor-league affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.
The couple reportedly argued Tuesday afternoon while discussing whether they should sell their $850,000 Anaheim Hills estate. Moore shot his wife as their three children, ages 17, 10 and 7, looked on. While their oldest child, Demetria, drove her mother to the hospital, Moore shot himself in the head.
Funeral arrangements for Moore are pending.