Darby man charged with attempted murder

2012-03-01T14:25:00Z Darby man charged with attempted murderThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 01, 2012 2:25 pm  • 

HAMILTON -- A 74-year-old Darby man is charged with attempted deliberate homicide and assault with a weapon after a gun was shot through the ceiling in his living room during a drunken argument.

Harold Calvin Whitley was charged on Wednesday.

Darby police say Robert Carl Eiswerth said Whitley had invited Eiswerth and his common-law wife to stay the night in his apartment in Darby.

Eiswerth said Whitley came out of his room at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and accused the couple of breaking into his house. Eiswerth said Whitley pointed a gun at him and threatened to kill him.

Eiswerth said he grabbed the barrel of the gun and pointed it up before it went off.

Deputy Prosecutor Angela Wetzsteon alleged both Whitley and Eiswerth were intoxicated.

 

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