Easton man to face manslaughter charge

February 10, 2009 5:03:15 AM PST
A prosecutor says an eastern Pennsylvania man will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a woman who was shot at his house and died more than two months later. Police say 22-year-old Tacarra Ward of Easton was shot in the face Oct. 22 at 20-year-old Andrew Freeman's house in Easton. She died Dec. 31 at Easton hospital. Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek ruled Monday that the death was a homicide.

Officials say Freeman first told investigators Ward was shot during a robbery, but later acknowledged she was shot as he checked to see if his handgun had a bullet in the chamber.

First District Attorney Terry Houck says an arraignment is scheduled Tuesday for Freeman, who is held in the Northampton County prison. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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Information from: The Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com

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