Posted Sep 11, 2009 10:28 pm CDT
It sounds like a plot from a Lisa Reardon novel. But this criminal case isn’t fiction, and Reardon, rather than orchestrating the courtroom drama, is the real-life defendant.
The 47-year-old writer is being held in Michigan’s Washtenaw County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail, accused of having shot her father on Aug. 21 in an unsuccessful attempt to murder him, according to the Detroit News.
Her lawyer says in a court filing that Reardon, who has been seeing a psychiatrist for years, had a breakdown shortly before the incident.
If convicted of the charges she is facing of assault with intent to murder and using a firearm to commit a felony, Reardon could be sentenced to as much as a life term in prison.
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