- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman who fatally shot her niece on her wedding day says the handgun went off during an argument outside a bar when she was trying to move it from her new husband’s open glove box.

Christina George-Harvan testified Thursday in Beaver County Court that she didn’t mean to pull the trigger.

KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh reports (https://cbsloc.al/19Vlh7F ) that 30-year-old George-Harvan testified tearfully about how she put pressure on her niece’s wound, screamed and called for help.

She’s charged with homicide. Her niece, 21-year-old Katelyn Francis, died on the way to a hospital. The shooting happened April 24, 2014, during an argument between Francis and George-Harvan’s husband over who would drive his truck home from a bar in New Brighton.

Witnesses have testified that Jeremy Harvan was intoxicated.


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