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Woman accused of shooting husband at Mandarin Oriental pleads guilty

DC News Now
DC News Now
 2022-11-28

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WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — The woman who was charged with shooting her husband at the Mandarin Oriental hospital in D.C. pleaded guilty on Monday.

Shantari Weems pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and carrying a gun without a license before the D.C. Superior Court.

She told police that accusations about her husband, 57-year-old James Weems Jr., sexually assaulting children at their Owings Mills daycare led her to shoot him on July 21.

Woman charged in shooting of husband at Mandarin Oriental to remain in jail

Several days after the shooting, the Baltimore Police Department came forward with information about an arrest warrant for James Weems Jr. after he was accused of sexually assaulting at least three children at the daycare.

He faces 13 counts of sex offense charges involving those children.

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