Shoots Ex-Wife While She Plays Organ In Church
A Pennsylvania elementary school teacher shot his wife in church, and then returned to shoot her again to make sure she was dead.
The shooting was detailed in a criminal complaint filed Monday against Gregory Eldred, 52, of Coudersport, who remained jailed without bond on first-degree murder and other charges in the shooting at the First United Presbyterian Church of Coudersport, about 140 miles northeast of Pittsburgh…
Eldred’s ex-wife, 53-year-old Darlene Sitler, the choir director, was seated at the organ when she was shot about 20 minutes into the 11 a.m. service, state police said.
Pastor Evon Lloyd told police that Eldred entered the church wearing a hooded, beige jacket and “leveled a gun at the victim and shot,” according to the criminal complaint.
The couple had been divorced for years, and the motive for the shooting is not known.