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Accused Gig Harbor market shooter now facing murder charge

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Oct. 13, 2012 at 9:34 pm |
October 14, 2012 1:53 pm

A 20-year-old woman accused of shooting three people in an August robbery at a Gig Harbor market will now face a murder charge, Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said Saturday.

One of the victims, 40-year-old David Long of Wauna, died Saturday at Tacoma General Hospital.

Laura Sorenson had been accused of two counts of attempted murder and one count of assault in the Aug.11 attack at the Peninsula Market. One attempted murder charge is being upgraded to first-degree murder.

Two men, Long and 78-year-old Lee Crider, were seriously injured. A clerk was hit with a ricocheting bullet.

According to court papers, Sorenson told detectives that she intended to kill herself but she first wanted to experience killing someone else.

She has pleaded not guilty. She is being held in the Pierce County Jail in lieu of $1.5 million in bail.

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