A Southwest woman was arrested by D.C. police yesterday and charged with what police said was the first of two attempts to have her husband murdered last January.

Leslie Andrews, 26, of 725 Delaware Ave. SW, was arraigned in D.C. Superior Court yesterday on a charge of assault with intent to kill in connection with the D.C. shooting of her husband. Judge John Doyle ordered her held under $10,000 bond.

Andrews had been charged earlier in Prince George's County with a second attempt to have her husband slain.

According to police documents, Andrews told Prince George's authorities that she arranged to have her husband, Phillip Andrews, 25, meet her last Jan. 20 in Washington in front of an apartment at 300 M St. SW, at precisely 7:45 p.m. As Andrews waited for his estranged wife, a bullet ripped through his right shoulder.

One week later, after Phillip Andrews was released from D.C. General Hospital, his wife accompanied him to the Landover Mall shopping center where, according to county police, another ambush was planned. Police foiled that attempt, but a high-powered rifle shot barely missed Andrews as he and his wife were entering his apartment at 10005 Greenbelt Rd. later that afternoon.

On Feb. 17, Leslie Andrews and Terry Tyrone Brown, 27, of SE Washington, were indicted for attempted murder and conspiracy in Prince George's. Andrews' trial there is set for Sept. 21.