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Nebraska woman charged with attempted murder of mother

On Behalf of | Oct 11, 2018 | Criminal Defense, Firm News |

Mother-daughter relationships can often be complicated. Even pairs who love each other may not always agree on all matters. Despite experiencing discord, violence is relatively rare. However, prosecutors in Nebraska have charged a woman with attempted murder, claiming that she shot her mother with a BB gun.

The incident that led to the woman’s arrest reportedly happened at approximately 11:30 p.m. on a day in early October. Police claim that a 37-year-old woman called them, claiming to have heard gunshots. Upon arrival at the room, the officer reportedly observed the alleged victim attempting to back out of a parking spot. Her daughter is said to have left the scene.

The older woman claims that she and her daughter had been talking when the daughter left the room. When she returned, the daughter allegedly stood between the two beds and shot her mother twice in the back of the head with a BB gun. She then shot her in the right eye; the officer claims that the mother was bleeding from her eye, and it was red and swollen shut. Following the younger woman’s return to the scene, police reportedly discovered latex gloves — one containing BB pellets — and she allegedly told them where she had hidden the gun.

In addition to being charged with attempted murder, the younger woman faces multiple other charges, including first and second-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence. Due to the severity of the charges against her, she may feel unsure of how to proceed. Fortunately, an experienced criminal defense attorney in Nebraska can ensure that she fully understands her options and the potential consequences of each.