Stanford ophthalmologists are ‘shocked’ by death of man in California
On Friday, a 62-year-old man died after being taken to the hospital by his daughter, who told police he was in pain.
His daughter, Sherri L. Lee, has been charged with first-degree murder and was released on $50,000 bail, according to court documents.
The victim was identified as Eric F. Cerny, who lived in Palo Alto, according an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by The San Francisco Chronicle.
According to police, Cernys daughter said Cernies son had a headache and felt sick.
Lee told police Cernyns son had told her he had headaches.
Lee was then told by Cernyds son that his son had taken his own life, according the affidavit.
Lee then told Lee that her father had taken a gun and shot himself in the head.
Lee called 911 and the coroner arrived at the hospital just before 1 p.m. on Friday, the affidavit states.
Police say Cernyan was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cerny was a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and an associate professor of ophthalmic surgery, according his LinkedIn profile.
Lee has been arraigned on two counts of first-degree murder, and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.
Her attorney did not immediately return a request for comment on Friday.
A memorial service for Cernyl will be held on Sunday at 8:30 a.m., the Palo Alto Unified School District said.