A Pennsylvania bride is in jail after she admitted to shooting and killing her niece just hours after getting married Thursday.
Thirty-year-old Christina George-Harvan told police she shot 21-year-old Katelyn Francis. Police say the two women and George-Harvan's new husband were celebrating the wedding at a bar Thursday night. (Via KDKA)
As they were leaving the bar, police say George-Harvan shot Francis after the three got into a fight over who would be the designated driver.
Police also say George-Harvan admitted to being the one who shot the gun, though she told them it was an accident. After the shooting, WPXI reports police put George-Harvan in a robe because they needed her wedding dress for evidence.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette notes Francis was flown to the hospital shortly after the shooting and died early Friday morning.
Francis was visiting the Pittsburgh area from her hometown in West Virginia. A family friend in the town of Fairview spoke to WDTV about Francis' unexpected death.
"I was in utter shock because it's a tragedy, and to see a 21-year-old girl gone, you know, she leaves behind a little boy. Now, he's never going to know how good his mom was."
Francis was a single mother to her young son. George-Harvan remains in jail — facing charges for homicide, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.