Neighbors react to New Paris murder-suicide


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NEW PARIS, Ohio (WDTN) – A shooter killed a 10-year old girl, shot at her mother and then turned the gun on himself.

“We heard her scream through the house” said a next door neighbor.

That’s what a neighbor describes hearing before midnight at a home on the 7800 block of New Paris Gettysburg road.

When he looked out his window, he saw three people lying in the driveway..

“She was screaming, please help my baby, I could of swore she said, ‘she’s been shot’ said a neighbor.

10-year old Samantha Carpenter was found dead on the scene, her accused killer, 43- year old Brian Harleman turned the gun on himself.

“When you have a small child who has lost their life at the hands of someone else, that compounds what you’re dealing with” said Sheriff Mike Simpson, Preble County.

Samantha’s mother, Catherine Gessman is being treated at…

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