Baltimore Sun

Day care owner who allegedly shot husband held on charges

- By Darcy Costello

A D.C. Superior Court judge ordered continued detention Friday for the Baltimore County woman accused of shooting her husband last week in a hotel in Washington, D.C.

Judge Sherry M. Trafford said in a preliminar­y hearing that Shanteari Weems’ decision making gave her “great concern” and said Weems should not be released before her next court appearance, set for Aug. 9.

The decision prompted outcry on the hearing’s virtual platform, with attendees calling out, “What if that was your grandkid?” and “Free Ms. Weems!” At least 80 people were signed into the virtual WebEx call.

Weems, 50, of Randallsto­wn, was arrested July 21 for allegedly shooting her husband at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington and has been charged with assault with intent to kill and assault with a dangerous weapon.

She told police she shot her husband because she believed he’d molested

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