- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he wounded his son-in-law when the younger man went to his estranged wife’s residence to collect his belongings.

Sixty-six-year-old John Wrote, of Connellsville, is charged with attempted homicide and lesser charges in the Aug. 19 shooting of 37-year-old Vincent Stewart.

Stewart testified at a preliminary hearing Thursday that he went to his wife’s duplex unit that afternoon. Stewart contends Wrote - who lives in the other duplex unit - came outside and, without explanation, shot Stewart twice with a 12-gauge shotgun before Stewart’s wife, Jennifer, dove on his body to shield him from more gunfire.

Police say Wrote told his daughter, “I’m going to jail anyway, so I’m going to kill him.”

Stewart has denied threatening anyone before he was shot.



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