Pa. stylist allegedly shoots complaining client

March 25, 2008 11:02:18 AM PDT
A Washington County hairstylist will stand trial on charges that she shot a dissatisfied client in the lower back after a complaint about a hairstyle.

Thirty-eight-year-old Monique Michelle Reed, of Washington, was held for trial Monday on charges of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in the shooting of Lauren Newton on March 6.

The 28-year-old Newton, of Washington, testified that Reed had been styling her hair since she was 15 years old.

Newton says she complained after a recent style. She says they got into a tussle, then Reed got a gun and shot her as she turned to leave.

Newton says the bullet will remain in her because doctors say removing it will cause more damage.

Information from: Observer-Reporter,