WICHITA — A 34-year-old woman has been ordered to stand trial after authorities said she shot a man, then pushed him out of a sports utility vehicle in the parking lot of a Wichita hospital.
Wendy Shepherd told friends that Jose Vincente Galan-Delgado had been beating her when she grabbed his gun and shot him, witnesses testified today at a preliminary hearing.
But prosecutors pointed out that Galan-Delgado was shot twice — once in front of a house in the 1700 block of South Roosevelt and again in the back of the head at Via Christi Hospital on Harry. Galan-Delgado, 33, later died of his wounds.
Prosecutor Aaron Breitenbach argued that while the first shot to Galan-Delgado might be considered self-defense, the second shot to the head was "an act of homicide."
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Sedgwick County District Judge Clark Owens, noting he is required by law to weigh the evidence at a preliminary hearing in favor of the prosecution, ordered Shepherd to stand trial on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated battery.
Shepherd entered a plea of not guilty through her attorney, Terry Beall.