Cops Say Mom Killed Ex's Girlfriend While Kids Looked On

Chelsea Watrous Cook, a Utah high school teacher, is accused of murder
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 26, 2018 7:00 PM CST
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Chelsea Watrous Cook.   (Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP)

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Police say a Utah woman shot and killed her ex-husband's girlfriend in front of the former couple's children. Authorities say 32-year-old Chelsea Watrous Cook came to her former husband's suburban Salt Lake City apartment to deliver cold medicine to one of their 3-year-old twins Sunday night. Jail documents say Cook locked herself in a bathroom, then came out and grabbed a gun from her coat.

Police say she shot 26-year-old Lisa Vilate Williams twice in the torso, then sat down in a chair near the children, per the AP. The man tried to help Williams, then pinned Cook to a wall until police arrived. Williams died at a hospital. A Skyridge High School spokeswoman says Cook taught health class in Lehi. No attorney was immediately listed for her in court documents.
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