NJ Olympian remanded until trial on attempted murder charges

Andrew Weber
August 14, 2019 - 1:19 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Former Olympian Michael Barisone will be detained until his trial, where he is charged with shooting a woman at a farm at which he trained equestrians, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Barisone appeared in court in New Jersey a week after the shooting which occurred at a property in Morris County.

He allegedly shot Lauren Kanarak, 39, twice in the chest on Aug. 7.

Kanarak is still fighting for her life at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

The judge said he was a danger to others.

Police allege that he attempted to shoot the victim’s fiance, Robert Goodwin, as well but missed.

Kanarak called 911 to report the shooting, authorities said in the probable cause affidavit.

The affidavit says Goodwin suffered minor injuries in the confrontation.

Barisone’s lawyer claimed that Goodwin and Kanarak refused to pay rent and threatened him.

Barisone faces two counts each of first-degree attempted murder and second degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose.

He was a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Dressage team.

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