Criminal Justice

Lawyer convicted of shooting at census worker


A Texas jury is pondering punishment after finding a lawyer guilty Monday of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for shooting at a U.S. census worker in 2010.

Carolyn Barnes, 56, could get as as little as probation or as much as a two- to 20-year prison term in the Williamson County case, according to KWTX and the Statesman.

The worker, Kathleen Gittel, was not injured despite being fired at five times by Barnes, she told authorities, as Gittel was at work near Leander, trying to verify the lawyer’s house number.

“She said ‘get off my property or this is your last day on Earth,’ ” Gittel told the jury.

See also:

ABAJournal.com: “Lawyer Accused of Shooting at Census Worker”

ABAJournal.com: “Lawyer Files Brief from Mental Hospital; License Briefly Suspended over CLE Lapse, Not Commitment”

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