(CMR) A US woman shot her husband, a former Baltimore police officer, last week after he allegedly sexually abused children at her daycare center.
Shanteari Weems (50) of Randallstown shot her husband, James S. Weems Jr. (57), at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in the 1300 block of Maryland Avenue in Washington D.C. last Thursday. He was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
According to NBC, at the scene, police found two guns in the room and letters Shanteari Weems wrote apologizing to the children, saying she didn’t know what was happening at the daycare. She was arrested by responding officers and charged with assault with intent to kill with a gun.
Shanteari Weems owns Lil Kidz Kastle Daycare Center, which is in the Baltimore suburb of Owings Mills.
Baltimore County police said detectives began investigating James Weems this month after they were notified of the abuse, and he now faces multiple charges. He remains hospitalized in police custody in Washington pending extradition.