Delco doctor convicted of shooting ex-companion

Posted: July 10, 2014

A Delaware County emergency-room pediatrician has been convicted of criminal attempted murder for shooting and wounding her former companion in the presence of their children during a child-custody exchange.

Lauren Patricia Daly, 43, of Middletown Township, Delaware County, who was found guilty Monday night after a two-week trial, is to be sentenced in September.

In May 2013, Daly fired shots through the windshield of a car, hitting Margaret Grover, 50, of Wynnewood. The couple's 11-year-old son, who was in the front seat, ducked to avoid injury. Their 9-year-old daughter was outside the car. The children were not injured, according to court records.

Daly, who worked for the Nemours Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, also was found guilty of four counts of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child, and possession of instruments of a crime.

At the time of the incident, the boy told police the victim had driven to Daly's home to drop off his sister. When Daly asked to speak with the boy, Grover said she needed to call first. The two quarreled, and Daly pulled a 9mm pistol and fired. The boy told police he ducked to avoid being shot, according to court records.

Grover was treated for potentially life-threatening injuries to her face and torso. She has since recovered.


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