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September 3, 2020: Elderly Man Charged with Fatally Shooting Wife

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Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
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A 76-year-old man was charged today with fatally shooting his wife of more than 50 years at their Bell home, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Danny Lee Harber (dob 6/2/44) faces one count of murder with allegations of using a handgun in case VA154116.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge and is scheduled to return on September 18 in Department J of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Norwalk Branch.

Harber is charged with fatally shooting Donna Harber, 81, in the early morning hours of September 1, prosecutors said.

Bail is scheduled at $2,000,000. The defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of 50 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged.

Deputy District Attorney George Morris is the assigned prosecutor.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.