BEAVER, Pa. – A western Pennsylvania newlywed has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of her niece hours after the ceremony.
Jurors in deliberated for about six hours Friday before convicting 31-year-old Christina George of Patterson Township in the April 24 death of 21-year-old Katelyn Francis of Fairmont, West Virginia.
George wept as her hands were cuffed behind her back and her relatives and friends cried as she was led from the Beaver County courtroom.
Police say George and her new husband had emerged from Jimmy K's Bar and Grille in New Brighton, about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, when an argument erupted about who should drive home.
George testified that the handgun went off when she was trying to move it from her husband's glove box.