Saturday, March 15, 2003

Mom charged with murder in 2001 shooting



The Cincinnati Enquirer

A Covington mother who shot another mother outside Latonia Elementary School more than a year ago was indicted Friday on a murder charge.

The charge against Marjorie M. McElfresh, 32, of the 4000 block of Decoursey Pike was increased from attempted murder to murder after the victim died last year.

McElfresh has been held at the Kenton County jail since her arrest on Sept. 12, 2001 - the day of the shooting.

McElfresh is accused of shooting Linda Gegner, 29, in the neck, according to police. She was left paralyzed from the neck down and died in August.

The shooting took place on the sidewalk outside the parking area of Latonia Elementary School on 40th Street as pupils were leaving school for the day, according to police.

If McElfresh is declared competent, the trial is scheduled to begin April 15.




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