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RS Woman Charged in Husband's Shooting

A nearly two-year investigation into the shooting of a Newry man has resulted in charges being filed against the woman who admitted to pulling the trigger but claimed at the time it was in self-defense.

According to Freedom Township police, on Jan. 31, 2021, at approximately 11:30 p.m., police were called to a home along Shamrock Lane, Newry, after Santana Laret, 37, now of Roaring Spring, called the Blair County 911 Center and claimed her husband was beating her. Police said Ellis hung up but called back about two minutes later and told a 911 operator that her husband was strangling her and t...


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