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Florida woman accidentally shoots daughter holding a 4 month old and killed her.

Posted by on Nov. 28, 2013 at 2:51 PM
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But low and behold...the weapon in question is 'missing'.

Police: Florida woman kills daughter holding baby, mistook her for boyfriend

By Alan Duke, CNN
updated 7:54 PM EST, Tue November 26, 2013

Adele Bing, 52, is jailed on a charge of second degree murder in the death of her daughter, Ruby Bing.
Adele Bing, 52, is jailed on a charge of second degree murder in the death of her daughter, Ruby Bing.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Witnesses: Adele Bing cradled her bleeding daughter and cried, "Baby girl, don't die"
  • The woman says she mistook her daughter for the boyfriend she had fought
  • Bing's daughter was holding an infant when she was fatally shot in the chest
  • Bing is charged with 2nd degree murder and child abuse

(CNN) -- A Florida woman allegedly shot her daughter to death Monday night because she thought the person knocking on her door was the boyfriend she had just fought, police said Tuesday.

Witnesses told police they heard a gunshot and saw Adele Bing cradling Ruby Bing, 25, in her arms crying "Baby girl, don't die."

"How could I look my grandkids in their face and say I killed their mother?" Bing, 52, told the officers who arrested her. "Y'all can lock me away for good."

Bing is jailed on a charge of second degree murder in the death of her only daughter, according to Winter Haven, Florida, police.

The mother also faces a charge of child abuse without great bodily harm because her daughter was holding her 4-month-old baby -- the shooting suspect's granddaughter -- in her arms when the shot was fired.

The elder Bing, who was "still upset" about a "heated argument" with boyfriend James Lane earlier in the day, had "a baseball bat in her left hand and a .22-caliber pistol in her right hand" when she opened her door at 8:47 p.m. Monday, police said.

She told police it was "a f--ked up accident" because she thought it was Lane, 39, who was "banging and kicking on her front door," according to the police report obtained by CNN.

"As she opened the door, a shot was fired, hitting her daughter in the upper chest," the police release said. "The 4 month-old was not injured. Ruby Bing died at the scene."

She told police that she "intended to use the firearm to kill her boyfriend, because he stated he was going to come back and kill her," the police report said.

Lane was still at a Winter Haven hospital being treated for a head injury suffered when Bing hit him with a gun, a police statement said. Police officers were at the emergency room interviewing Lane when the call came in about a shooting at the Bing residence.

Bing is being held in the Polk County, Florida, jail.

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JustCJ
by on Nov. 28, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Per the local news this morning...the 'weapon' has not been located.

VinVanMom
by Member on Nov. 28, 2013 at 2:54 PM

So sad. 

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Nov. 28, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Terrible..  She had a baseball bat in one hand and a gun in the other when she opened the door? And now the weapon is missing?

The elder Bing, who was "still upset" about a "heated argument" with boyfriend James Lane earlier in the day, had "a baseball bat in her left hand and a .22-caliber pistol in her right hand" when she opened her door at 8:47 p.m. Monday, police said.

autodidact
by Silver Member on Nov. 28, 2013 at 3:58 PM

weird that it's missing, since she's not denying what she did or trying to avoid jail.

Analeigh2012
by Silver Member on Nov. 28, 2013 at 4:07 PM
Crazy! She does need to locked up. She intended to kill when she opened the door and she did. That should be premeditated and I hope she gets the death penalty (does FL have that)... just glad the baby wasn't injured!
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Paperfishies
by Bronze Member on Nov. 28, 2013 at 4:09 PM
She should be executed, then her body thrown in an unmarked grave.
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PinkButterfly66
by Member on Nov. 28, 2013 at 5:47 PM

The problem is too many idiots with guns.

JanuaryBaby06
by Gold Member on Nov. 29, 2013 at 2:34 AM

Awww this is sooo saad :(

JanuaryBaby06
by Gold Member on Nov. 29, 2013 at 2:35 AM



Quoting JustCJ:

Per the local news this morning...the 'weapon' has not been located.


so what do you think happened to it?


finnbar
by on Nov. 29, 2013 at 4:54 AM
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She was angry and killed in anger. She didn't have to answer the door. If I thought a dangerous person was OUTSIDE my home I would be calling the police, not precipitating a confrontation.
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