Woman charged with culpable homicide over death of 40-year-old
Simone Ramage, who is 37, is also charged with possession of an air weapon without a proper certificate.
The private court appearance follows an incident at a house in Chris Paterson Place, Galashiels, on Friday evening.
Brian Kowbel suffered injuries and was taken to Borders General Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Ramage, of Galashiels, made no plea at Selkirk Sheriff Court and the case was continued for further examination.
She was released on bail by Sheriff Peter Paterson.