A 67-years-old Middleburg, Va., woman was shot to death and a boarder at her home was seriously wounded Monday night. Middleburg police reported. A second boarder was arrested and charged with murder.
Bessie M. Glass, 67, owner of the house was shot once in the chest with a hollow point rifle bullet and beaten with the butt of the rifle, according to Middleburg Police Chief Charles E. Craun. Mrs. Glass had lived in Middleburg for at least 30 years, Craun said.
John J. Burger, 24, a draftsman trainee, was shot three times in the back and was listed in stable condition yesterday at Loudoun General Hospital, Craun said.
The police chief said John T. Kendell, 72, a retired groom and longtime resident of the hunt country town has been charged with murder, attempted murder and maiming. Kendell was held at the LoudounCountry jail without bond.
Craun said Burger, covered with blood, burst into the Coach House Restaurant about 8 p.m. Monday and asked for help. A physician dining there rushed the man across the street to the doctor's offfice and called police; Burger was then taken to the hospital for surgery in which a kidney was removed, Craun said.
Mrs. Glass was found dead in front of her house about two blocks from the restaurant, Craun said.
He said Kendell was found in his room in the house where he had lived for several years and was arrested without incident.