A Sullivan County judge left accused gunman Harry Weaver’s bond at $1 million after a court hearing Friday morning.
Judge Mark Toohey also bound the case over to the Sullivan County Grand Jury.
Weaver is accused of shooting his wife to death in a Colonial Heights Dentist office last month.
The decision came after a hearing in which witnesses of the shooting testified in court for the first time after the incident.
Weaver was still in a wheelchair when he appeared in court for the hearing on his bond.
The state’s first witness, Sabrina Steel, worked with victim Kelly Weaver at David Guy Dentistry in Colonial Heights. She was present during the shooting.
Prosecutors called Steel to the stand, who testified that she fears Weaver would “come after her” if he was free on bond.
Sabrina told the state she was yelling “Kelly no, no” and Harry Weaver said “she’s dead, she’s dead” also telling the state she’s worried for her safety, and that she’s concerned Harry Weaver would come after her if he were to make bond @WJHL11 @ABCTriCities— Jordan Moore WJHL (@JordanWJHL) March 22, 2019
She told the state that Weaver was “waving a gun and screaming” when he came into the office and said, “Listen up Kelly, I told you I was going to get you.”
After his wife fell, Steel said she was screaming as Weaver said, “She’s dead, she’s dead.”
Steel cried as the state played back the 911 call from that day. Through a tangle of screaming and crying, a dispatcher can be heard reassuring that help is on the way.
Next, the state questioned Larry Seagroves, the citizen who Sheriff Jeff Cassidy hailed as a “hero” for allegedly shooting the gunman to stop him.
Seagroves testified that he shot at Weaver three times during the ordeal. He said he kicked Weaver’s gun away from him after Weaver fell. He told the state that Weaver begged for his gun back, pleading, “Shoot me in the head,” and “Sabrina, give me my gun so I can kill myself.”
A Kingsport Police Department Officer who arrived on the scene testified that Weaver talked the entire time officials were on the scene. He said he believes Weaver is dangerous.
KPD Officer on stand said in his opinion, Harry Weaver is dangerous said in his 24 years he’s never seen anything like the scene he saw on Feb 13th at the dentist office @WJHL11 @ABCTriCities— Jordan Moore WJHL (@JordanWJHL) March 22, 2019
State officials said they were done calling witnesses, and the judge ordered a recess.
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Editor’s note: This story has been corrected with the accurate spelling of Sabrina Steal’s name.