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Unhappily Ever After: Bride Accused of Gunning Down Niece on Wedding Night

Police believe alcohol played a role in wedding night shooting near Pittsburgh.

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PITTSBURGH — There would be no honeymoon for Jeremy Harvan and his bride, Christina George-Harvan.

Instead, George-Harvan spent their wedding night in jail after police said she shot her niece, 23-year-old Katelyn Francis, to death in the parking lot of Jimmy K's Bar in New Brighton, just north of Pittsburgh, according to police.

WTAE reported that the shooting happened during an argument over who would be a designated driver. Police told the TV station they believe alcohol played a role in the shooting.

George-Harvan appeared before a judge on May 2 and was held without bail, charged with one count of homicide, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of reckless endangerment, UPI reported.

WTAE TV in Pittsburgh reported that George-Harvan's attorney said the shooting was an accident. The lawyer, J. Lauson Cashdollar, said the bride was trying to move the gun when it went off and is "distraught" over the shooting.

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Bug McBride May 07, 2014 at 10:11 AM
Why is this on the patch?
OD May 07, 2014 at 10:27 AM
But, wait. I thought when women are under the influence of alcohol, the're not responsible for their actions. Why is she being charged?
Surf's Up May 07, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Alcohol can limit intent - but not the act.
Mrs. Smith May 07, 2014 at 01:15 PM
If they didn't get to consumate the wedding night, I think he should get the marriage annuled. Your bride murderers someone on the day you get married - either that (if she gets off) or sleep with one eye open the rest of your life.
finchss May 08, 2014 at 01:03 PM
Surf's up "Well Said" ...finches

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