- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman has admitted that she lied about a shooting to protect her estranged wife.

The Record reports (https://bit.ly/2j16vSb) Ronisha Brandon originally told law enforcement and prosecutors in 2014 she was wounded in a drive-by shooting. Brandon testified Tuesday that she was shot by her wife, Leigh White, when she tried to end their four-year marriage.

Brandon said she lied about the shooting because she loved her wife.

Brandon testified that White drove her to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center after wounding her in the arm.

White’s defense lawyer Kalman Geist questioned Brandon’s past drug use. Geist also played a voicemail left by Brandon that claimed she had lied about being shot by her wife.

White is charged with attempted murder. Testimony is scheduled to resume Wednesday.


Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com

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