Skip to comments.Police: Aunt Shoots Niece Dead Hours After Wedding, Over Argument About Who’s Driving Home
Posted on 04/25/2014 7:22:30 PM PDT by Gamecock
NEW BRIGHTON (KDKA) Police say a woman murdered her own niece just hours after her wedding, because they were arguing over who would drive home from a New Brighton bar.
It happened just before 10 p.m. Thursday at Jimmy Ks Bar on 11th Avenue.
Police say 21-year-old Katelyn Francis of Fairview, W. Va., was shot in the parking lot. She died on her way to the hospital.
Police say that Francis was at the bar with her aunt and her aunts new husband.
Police say the three were arguing over who was going to drive home. Thats when they say 30-year-old Christina Nicole George-Harvan pulled out a gun and shot her niece.
To our understanding, this was over who was going to drive the vehicle, the designated driver for the evening, said Chief Charles Vanfossan, of New Brighton Police.
Police say they believe the suspect was holding her husbands gun.
The only thing she said is she touched the weapon and it discharged, Chief Vanfossan said.
Witnesses noticed the argument earlier in the bar.
The three were reportedly out celebrating George-Harvans wedding just hours earlier.
Everybody in the bar noticed that there was something going on with the people, but nobody knew exactly what was happening, said witness James Botinovich. He went on to say the next thing you know we heard someone got shot looked out, noticed it was right by my car.
Meanwhile, the family is devastated.
This is just insane. It is unbelievable, a tragedy, said Annette Costanza, a family friend. It breaks my heart and its not my child, but she was like my child because she was my best friends child. She is my best friends child.
George-Harvan, who is from Conway, faces one count of homicide, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of reckless endangerment.
At 10:00PM?? Usually you don’t see this kind of action until well after midnight!
Wow, the definition of “Crazy Aunt.”
Class will tell.
What a way to start a marriage!
They should have hired a limo for the evening.
Then we’d probably have a dead limo driver. Too many people these days think that life is a movie. This is nuts.
A classic White Trash Tragedy.
I thought it was the nieces wedding...
plus whose niece is she ??
the woman’s r the woman’s new husband ???
It gets weirder, who’da thunk it...
“According to Francis’ Facebook profile, the 21-year-old had a son and was married to a woman named Kayla Bender”
“It’s my Wedding and I’ll shoot if I want to, shoot if I want to, shoot if I want to...”
Sorry for this tribes troubles, but well...’Niece’ was only 9 years younger than ‘Auntie.’ There’s more to this story...
You can take the girl out of the trailer park .
I suspect that there is a *lot* more going on here...
I wonder if there was any relationship between the niece and the groom...., maybe even a *suspected* relationship...
Look at the bright side, the husband can look forward to conjugal visit sex!
My wife is a Banquet Manager and does dozens of weddings a year. At one the groomsmen dragged their bus driver into the parking lot and beat the hell out of him. One of them claimed he looked at one of the bridesmaids “funny”.
So much for their ride home.
a wedding with only one death?
it must’ve been a dull affair
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