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Cops: Mother Kills Teen Daughter Calling 911

And more murders might have happened in Renton, Washington, had the gun not jammed
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2018 2:17 PM CST
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(Newser) – An awful story out of the Seattle suburb of Renton, where police say a 52-year-old woman fatally shot her 14-year-old daughter and seemed bent on killing again before her gun jammed, reports ABC News. The killing took place Tuesday night, beginning when Svetlana Laurel went to the home of her ex-husband and used zip-ties to subdue their 12-year-old son, say police, per the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The boy told police his mother was complaining that her ex ruined her life. Soon, the ex and the daughter returned home, and Laurel allegedly zapped her ex with a Taser and zip-tied him. When the daughter ran upstairs and called 911, Laurel allegedly followed, drew a gun, and shot her daughter in the head.

The dispatcher heard a voice yell, "You called 911" and "blow your head off," followed by a gunshot. Police say Laurel went back downstairs and tried to shoot her ex-husband, but the gun jammed. Police say he managed to shove Laurel into a wall and get the gun. That's when police arrived. "During the dispute, the mother confronted the daughter, while she was on the phone with 911, and then fatally shot her," says a statement from Renton police. "Initial indications are that there was a recent child custody issue where the mother had lost custody of her children." Police found the 12-year-old bound on his bed, with a sock stuffed in his mouth. Laurel is booked on first-degree murder charges. (Elsewhere, a 12-year-old boy is charged with killing his twin sister.)

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