“He was talking s***, so I shot him;” Tioga County woman charged with attempted homicide

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MORRIS, Pa. (WETM) – Laura Bitner of Morris has been charged with attempted criminal homicide after a shooting early Monday morning on Hurley Hill Road.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, a 61-year-old gunshot male victim was transported via medical helicopter to Robert Packer Hospital. State Police say the man was shot in the abdomen and is in stable but critical condition.

According to court documents, the victim told police that Bitner shot him during an argument over her being forced to find elsewhere to live. Bitner is accused of being intoxicated due to alcohol during the argument and threw a bottle.

Bitner allegedly told State Police “He was talking s***, so I shot him.”

Bitner was charged Tuesday with attempted criminal homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, and recklessly endangering another person.

Bitner was arraigned in front of District Magistrate Edgecomb and sent to the Tioga County Prison.

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