Fatal Shooting on Wedding Day Was Accident: Attorney - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Fatal Shooting on Wedding Day Was Accident: Attorney



    The woman shot and killed her niece with her new husband's gun, according to police. (Published Friday, April 25, 2014)

    The lawyer for a Pennsylvania bride accused of killing her niece after the wedding says the fatal shooting was an accident.
    The attorney told the Beaver County Times on Saturday that 30-year-old newlywed Christina George-Harvan is "obviously completely distraught."

    Police say George-Harvan, of Conway, shot 21-year-old Katelyn Francis on Thursday as they left a bar in New Brighton, about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh. The wedding was held earlier that day.

    Police say they were arguing about who would be the designated driver when the bride grabbed her husband's new handgun from his truck and shot Francis, of Fairmont, W.Va. around 10 p.m.

    Lawyer J. Lauson Cashdollar says George-Harvan simply tried to move the gun when it went off. She's charged with homicide. She is being held in the county jail without bail.