Bail hearing for extradited woman Wednesday
Mary Beth Harshbarger is escorted into provincial court at Grand Falls-Windsor today. Photo by David Newell/Transcontinental Media
Grand Falls-Windsor -
A Pennsylvania woman who was extradited from the United States arrived in Newfoundland early this morning and has appeared in provincial court in Grand Falls-Windsor on charges related to the shooting death of her husband more than three years ago.
Mary Beth Harshbarger, 43, of Meshoppen, Penn., arrrived at Gander Airport just after midnight this morning.
She was charged in this province with criminal negligence causing death and careless use of a firearm after her husband was shot while the couple was hunting bear in Buchans Junction on Sept. 14, 2006. She claimed it was an accident.
At the brief court appearance, the Crown dropped the charge of careless use of a firearm, since her extradition involved only the criminal negligence charge.
A bail hearing is set for Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.