August 17th, 2010 | by JAMES PITKIN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Cops and Courts, CLEAN UP

Ward Weaver's Daughter Accused of Attacking Hospital Security Guard



Mallori Weaver, daughter of convicted double-murderer Ward Weaver, faces charges in Multnomah County for an alleged attack on a hospital security guard.

For those who don't remember the Ward Weaver story, here's a quick summary:

Mallori Weaver, now 21 years old, was just 12 when Weaver killed her two friends, Miranda Gaddis and Ashley Pond, in 2002. Pond's body was found in a hole beneath a concrete slab in the family's backyard near Oregon City. Gaddis' body was hidden in a bag in a nearby storage shed.

Weaver pleaded guilty in 2004 to both killings and was sentenced to two life sentences without parole. Weaver last made the news in 2007, when a barber in Snake River Correctional Institution attacked him with a knife.

Fast-forward to this summer. On July 21, Portland Police Officer Christopher Gilbert was called to Providence Medical Center shortly before 5:30 p.m. in response to a report of a patient's family attacking hospital security.

When Gilbert arrived, hospital personnel told him Maria Shaw, who is Mallori Weaver's mother and Ward Weaver's ex-wife, had been admitted the day before for mental-health issues.

Hospital staff told Gilbert that Mallori Weaver and Daniel Shaw, who is Mallori Weaver's stepfather and Maria Shaw's husband, visited Maria Shaw in the emergency room and tried to remove her from the hospital by force.

They pushed past a nurse, who called security, according to Gilbert's report. When security guards tried to escort the family into the ambulance bay, a struggle ensued, hospital staff told Gilbert.

A nurse and two security guards suffered minor injuries, according to Gilbert's report. Mishael Handwerker, one of those two security guards, told Gilbert that Mallori Weaver had punched him in the face.

Mallori Weaver and her stepfather both were booked into Multnomah County Detention Center. Before Weaver was released the next day, she told authorities she was living with her mother in Canby. She said she hadn't worked for two years and gets by on her mother's food stamps. She has no criminal record.

Stepdad Daniel Shaw, on the other hand, has a long history of convictions for robbery, assault, theft, criminal mischief and drunk driving. He pleaded guilty July 30 to criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct and was sentenced to 16 hours of community service.

Mallori Weaver has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted assault, disorderly conduct, criminal trespassing and harassment. Her trial is currently set for Aug. 26.
 
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