Wichita Woman To Stand Trial For Murder

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September 8, 2010

Wendy Shepherd was ordered to stand trial for the murder of her boyfriend.

An emergency room worker from Via Christi on Harry Street testified in court he saw a flash and heard a gunshot in the parking lot before finding a body.

Cary Funderburg-Atherton testified in the preliminary hearing for Wendy Shepherd. Shepherd is accused of shooting her boyfriend Jose Vincente Galan-Delgado in June. Prosecutors believe Shepherd shot him at a home first, then drove him to the hospital where she shot him again and shoved him into the parking lot.

Funderburg-Atherton said he saw a dark SUV pull into the emergency room parking lot that night. That's when he said he heard a gunshot and then watched the SUV speed away. He ran into the parking lot of find a man bleeding from the head and back. The hospital's efforts to save Galan-Delgado failed.

A police detective testified Shepherd confessed to shooting Delgato, but she said it was because he had been abusing her.

Trial is set for November 8.

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