Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Women Shot By Police Is Committed

The Sun reports that the 63-year-old Columbia woman who was shot by a HoCo police officer after she threatened his partner with a knife has been committed to a state mental health facility indefinitely.

Pearl Wardell Harris pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible for the incident.

Since her arrest, Harris has been at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, a maximum-security psychiatric hospital in Jessup. Harris' attorney said that at the time of the incident her client suffered from paranoia and felt threatened by nearly everyone with whom she came in contact.

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