Pediatrician Accused of Trying to Kill Former Lover in Front of Kids

By Dan Stamm
|  Wednesday, May 29, 2013  |  Updated 10:27 AM EDT
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Pediatrician Accused of Trying to Kill Ex as Kids Watched

Police say the woman shot at the windshield of her former companion's car.

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A pediatrician is accused of shooting her ex-lover and narrowly missing their 11-year-old son during a Memorial Day custody exchange.

Lauren Patricia Daly, 41, faces attempted homicide and other charges in the Memorial Day shooting, which happened in the driveway of her home in Middletown Township, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Authorities say Daly was upset about not being able to speak with her son and fired several rounds through the windshield of her former partner's car, striking the 49-year-old Wynnewood, Pa. woman in the face and torso. The victim remains hospitalized, but the boy wasn't hurt.

A 9-year-old girl was just outside the car during the shooting. She also was unharmed.

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Police say Daly and the victim had been in a relationship that ended several years ago.

Daly is an emergency medicine pediatrician at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del. She also served as a fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, according to her Nemours profile.

Daily was held on $2 million bail facing charges including attempted homicide, aggravated assault and child endangerment. No attorney was listed in her court filing.

 


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