Bucks County man to stand trial for death of neighbor

May 16, 2013 2:59:25 PM PDT
A Bucks County man charged with staging a standoff with police that ended in the death of his neighbor will stand trial for murder.

Only Action News was there Thursday as Andrew Cairns entered a Warminster, Pa. courthouse for a preliminary hearing.

Prosecutors say Cairns fired shots on February 19th outside his home at the Jefferson On The Creek Apartments in Warminster.

When Cairns refused to drop his gun, a Warminster police officer fired his own weapon, fatally wounding 89-year-old Marie Zienkewicz.

Cairns, not the officer, has been charged with Zienkewicz's murder because of the legal principle of transferred intent.


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