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Man indicted in Baton Rouge hospital shooting

4 years ago October 15, 2010 Oct 15, 2010 Friday, October 15 2010 Friday, October 15, 2010 10:35:31 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

A 36-year-old man accused of shooting and wounding his estranged wife and her boyfriend at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City last month was indicted Thursday on attempted murder charges.

An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged Darrell F. Garner with two counts of attempted first-degree murder in the Sept. 3 shooting of Kwonesha Garner, 35, and her 49-year-old boyfriend.

Kwonesha Garner, who was shot in the arm, has since been released from the hospital, police said.

Her boyfriend was shot in the arm and head and has been hospitalized with what police have called life-threatening wounds.

Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City spokeswoman Terri McNorton said Thursday that no information was available on his condition.

Kwonesha Garner and her boyfriend were visiting her 17-year-old son when Garner allegedly walked in and opened fire, authorities said. The teenager was not injured.

The parish Public Defender's Office has been appointed to represent Darrell Garner. Mike Mitchell, director of the office, declined comment on the case Thursday.

The case has been assigned to state District Judge Chip Moore.

Attempted first-degree murder carries a possible prison sentence of 10 to 50 years.

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