- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) - A northwest Ohio jury found a 77-year-old man guilty of shooting and wounding his stepdaughter, rejecting the idea that he fired in self-defense.

The Blade newspaper in Toledo reports (https://bit.ly/1La8NGy ) Henry Bond was convicted Thursday of two counts of felonious assault with accompanying firearm specifications for the April 7 shooting of 55-year-old Brenda Walls.

The Perrysburg resident’s attorney argued Bond was defending himself against an allegedly volatile woman who he had forbidden from visiting the apartment he shared with his wife.

Bond said he feared for his life when he fired two guns at Walls, wounding her in the leg and buttocks.

Wood County prosecutor Thomas Matuszak argued Bond’s actions weren’t self-defense, they were “motive and intent.”

Bond faces up to 11 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 19.


Information from: The Blade, https://www.toledoblade.com/



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