Preliminary hearing postponed for woman accused of attempted murder of hairstylist

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) —  A preliminary hearing was postponed Thursday to June 23 for a woman accused of trying to shoot a North Park stylist who gave her a haircut she didn’t like.

Adrian Blanche Swain, 29, faces life in prison if convicted of premeditated attempted murder and the use of a firearm, said Deputy District Attorney Makenzie Harvey.

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At Swain’s arraignment, the prosecutor told a judge that Swain got a haircut Feb. 10 at the 619 Barber Shop in the 3900 block of 30th Street.

Harvey alleged the defendant returned 20 minutes later — upset about her haircut — and pointed a loaded gun at barber Manny Montero and pulled the trigger three times, but it didn’t fire.

"She said (to the barber), `Look at what you did to my hair,”’ Harvey said.

"There was not a round racked in the chamber, so the best that we can guess is that she hadn’t first racked a round so that when she pulled the trigger, the gun was not able to fire,” the prosecutor said.

Once the gun jammed, Montero and a fellow stylist held Swain until police arrived.

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