Thursday, July 7, 2011
According to various published reports, Monica Shay, 58, was pronounced dead at 3:07 a.m. today in her room at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa. Monica Shay is the third victim to die after the massacre Saturday night at the country home she shared with her husband Paul. Their nephew, Joseph Shay, 43, was killed in the shooting. His girlfriend, Kathryn Erdmann, 37, of Fall River, Mass., was also critically wounded. Her 2-year-old son, Gregory, was shot and killed while he slept.
Paul Shay, 64, and his nephew's girlfriend, Kathryn Erdmann, 37, were expected to survive bullet wounds to the head, the Daily News reported.
On Monday, a SWAT team killed Mark Richard Geisenheyner, the ex-con who police say was responsible for the murders.
Monica Shay worked for the Pratt Institute where she was the director of its arts and cultural management program.
There will be a memorial vigil for Monica Shay on Saturday night in Tompkins Square Park at 8 p.m.