Man charged with shooting grandmother to go to trial

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By Jenny Arnold

A Lancaster man charged with shooting his grandmother in the head the day after Christmas in 2007 is slated to go to trial this week.

Brandon Wayne Aldridge, 27, was charged shortly after the shooting with assault and battery with intent to kill.

He is accused of shooting his grandmother, Barbara Scheithauer, who was 64 at the time, with her .25-caliber pistol, said Lancaster County Assistant Solicitor Bill Nowicki.

Aldridge was staying with his grandmother at the time of the shooting and had a dispute with her before the shooting, according to authorities.

He called 911 to report the shooting.

Scheithauer recovered from the shooting, Nowicki said.

Aldridge has been in jail at the Lancaster County Detention Center since his arrest.

Contact senior reporter Jenny Arnold at jarnold@thelancasternews.com or at (803) 283-1151