Barney Creator's Son: Arrested for Attempted Murder

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In news that is most definitely not meant for children, Patrick Leach - the 27-year old son of the woman who created everyone's favorite purple dinosaur - has been arrested for attempted murder.


According to, Leach is accused of shooting a man in the chest on January 9. Few other details, including motive, are available at this time - but authorities say they have come across evidence that connects Leach to the crime.

He was arrested in Agoura Hills, California, while the victim was treated at the hospital and is expected to recover.

Patrick is the child of Sheryl Leach, the founder of Barney & Friends. He is now free on $1 million bail.