TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Bride charged with New Brighton homicide to be freed on bail

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 6:03 p.m.
 

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

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers know fast start could be key to upcoming season
  2. Steelers receiver Heyward-Bey looks to make most of chance
  3. Rossi: Cole perfect pitcher to start pivotal series for Pirates
  4. Steelers formalize practice squad
  5. Scientists dismiss dire outlook for Western Pennsylvania winter weather
  6. Pirates notebook: Bucs unlikely to make trade before deadline
  7. Pitt notebook: Panthers defense responds to questions with shutout
  8. Mom charged in girl’s death in line for $1M from her trust fund
  9. Former Clairton, Pitt cornerback Coles enrolls at Duquesne
  10. New Ohiopyle park manager ready for big challenge that comes with job
  11. On the border of Westmoreland, Fayette, Jacobs Creek section is sacred spot
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.