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Shooting victim discharged Saturday

December 15, 2004|by PEPPER BALLARD

WILLIAMSPORT - A woman who was critically wounded in a shooting at her Williamsport-area home a month ago was discharged from the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Saturday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Washington County Sheriff's Department Investigator Christopher Weaver said Tuesday that Cathy Myers' family planned last week to send Myers, 44, of 12507 Kemps Mill Road near Williamsport, to a rehabilitative hospital upon her release from the Baltimore facility. He said he did not know to which hospital she was taken.

Phyllis Spielman, Myers' mother, declined to comment on her daughter's condition or location when reached by telephone Tuesday.

Steven Linn Barr, 41, of 808 Hamilton Blvd. in Hagerstown, was charged with first- and second-degree murder, attempted first- and second-degree murder and first- and second-degree assault in connection with the Nov. 15 shooting in which Myers was wounded.

Myers' boyfriend, William Grant, was killed in the shooting at Myers' Kemps Mill Road home.

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According to charging documents, both Myers and Grant, 46, were shot with a .32-caliber handgun at about 3:20 a.m.

Police allege Barr, Myers' former boyfriend, broke into Myers' home, hid in a garage for four hours and then entered the house, shooting Myers and Grant several times each. Grant was pronounced dead at the scene, documents state.

According to court documents, Myers told a deputy who found her outside the home that "Steven Barr is who shot me and my boyfriend."

Barr's preliminary hearing is scheduled this morning in Washington County District Court, according to court records.

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