Bride charged with New Brighton homicide to be freed on bail
The Beaver County bride accused of shooting and killing her niece during a wedding night celebration is scheduled to be released on bail on Friday to await trial.
Christina Nicole George, 30, of Conway faces trial on charges of homicide, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in the death of Katelyn Francis, 21, of Fairview, W.Va.
George and Jeremy Harvan were married April 24 and celebrated that night at Jimmy K's Bar and Grille in New Brighton.
The three were in the parking lot discussing who should drive home when Francis was shot in the abdomen. George's attorney, Stephen Colafella, said the gun went off accidentally when George tried to move it.
George was held without bail until a hearing Thursday before Common Pleas Judge Harry E. Knafelc, who set bail at $50,000, which was immediately posted by her mother, Julia A. Francis, Colafella said. George will be set up with electronic monitoring, Colafella said.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Natrona Bottling Co. keeps soda pop operation small, putting effort into craft, taste
- Steelers notebook: Adams replaces concussed Gilbert
- Newsmaker: Thomas J. Usher
- Kin of 2013 DUI crash victim in Hempfield lose young family in fire
- Proposal to limit access divides Penn Hills, Homewood neighborhoods
- Westmoreland prison online visit program delayed again
- Mt. Pleasant residents voice support for Zilli as borough police chief
- Allegheny County Council members outspend expense accounts
- Pa. Congressional candidates hear about wide range of issues, concerns
- DNA evidence in alleged June 2013 rape leads to Latrobe man’s arrest
- School resource officer a sore point between Gateway, Monroeville officials