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Barney the Dinosaur

Creator's Son Charged

With Attempted Murder

2/5/2013 2:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The 27-year-old son of "Barney & Friends" creator Sheryl Leach has been charged with attempted murder, a rep for the L.A. County D.A. tells TMZ.

Patrick Leach was also arraigned today on assault charges.

As we reported, Patrick was arrested last month after allegedly shooting a 49-year-old man in the chest in Malibu ... and fleeing the scene.

Cops said they recovered evidence on the scene that connects Patrick to the shooting, but so far, no motive has been released. The victim is expected to recover from his wounds.

Leach is currently free on $1 million bail.

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freaksober    

Barney SHART is purple....

521 days ago
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juicyyellabone    

Dayummmm wtf is goin on wit people geezz

521 days ago
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Church Lady    

WWBD? (What Would Barney Do?)

521 days ago
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OH NO!    

I guess dad was too busy doing hookers and blow off all his Barney money to show a little love to his kid. JK.

521 days ago
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TEMPEST    

Barney is EVIL! When will parents listen...

521 days ago
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SmartStarsLOL    

I love you you love me. I will shoot you then I'll fleeeeee

521 days ago
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toohigh310    

dqmn im too late with the barney song joke damn

521 days ago
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Pockets    

Sounds like this dude needed a hug.

521 days ago
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Los Pepes    

Barney consequently paid his bail

521 days ago
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john johnson    

this is whats called sensationalism, or dirty jounalism. the son of the creator of barney is charged with a crime, what the hell does barney himself have to do with this senerio?

521 days ago
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Jen    

That purple pile of **** was enough to drive anyone mental.

521 days ago
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Matt     

The guy who's cousin's sisters' brother who knows someone who works at TMZ, met the guy who is buddy with Barney creator .. . .. just tired already of all this crap.

521 days ago
13.

Kelly    

I kill you; you kill me. We're a cut-throat family!

521 days ago
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AlwaysOnTimeB    

First Elmo, now a Barney connection, oh no!!! I'm losing my trust in stuffed animated puppets.

521 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

I'd like to kill Barney but I'd never try it.

521 days ago
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