A father shot his 38-year-old daughter six times, including twice in the head over a petty argument over a baby gate on June 10.
Lila Wilson was killed just a few feet away from her 1-year-old child by her father, Wendell Wilson, reported the Q13 Fox.
Wilson, 68 was charged with first-degree murder by the King County Prosecuting Attorneys. He waived his Miranda rights and admitted to killing his daughter.
“I went and got my gun and I shot her,” Wilson told investigators, according to Q13 Fox.
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Before shooting Lila, Wilson called his ex-wife and Lila’s adoptive mother and told her that he was going to kill Lila. A few minutes later when she called him, he said, “I shot her, I killed her.”
Wilson has not been involved in any crime previously but prosecutors said: “His willingness to resort to lethal violence to settle a trivial dispute demonstrates the grave risk he presents to the community.”
His bail was set at $2 million by the judge and his next court appearance is scheduled for later during this month.
Wendell Wilson is facing murder charges over allegedly shooting his daughter dead June 10, with her 13-month-old son just feet away, in Renton, Washington.https://t.co/m8mS5GevPs
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‘It’s A Sad Day:’ Father Kills Daughter After Mistaking Her for an Intruder
A South Carolina father shot his daughter dead as she entered the family’s house, officials said.
Nadeja Jermainequa Pressley, 23, was preparing to enter the family’s house in Greenville around 1:15 a.m. on May 19 when her father shot her through the door, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jimmy Bolt said in a press release obtained by the Greenville News.
Bolt said the Violent Crimes Unit has opened an investigation into the case.
He told Fox Carolina that when deputies arrived Pressley’s father told them he thought she was an intruder trying to break into the house.
After shooting her the father went outside and discovered who it really was.
Neighbor Regina Harvey told WYFF that she heard two gunshots around 1 a.m. on Sunday.
“I … went out on the porch and I seen police everywhere, everywhere. That’s just a sad feeling,” she said.
Melvin Grover, a member of St. Luke Holiness Church, which sits near the house, commented on the death as well.
“It’s a sad day today, and it’s a tragic moment that happened in the neighborhood, and we are so heartbroken about it,” he said.
It wasn’t clear whether Pressley’s father, who has not been identified publicly, would face criminal charges in the shooting.
“Domestic violence can be physical or psychological, and it can affect anyone of any age, gender, race, or sexual orientation. It may include behaviors meant to scare, physically harm, or control a partner,” said a post on Psychology Today, adding that 38 million American women are victims of domestic violence.
Such a kind of violence has a long-lasting impact on the victims who suffer from anxiety, depression and lack of self-worth.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (pdf), 20 people in the country experience violence by an intimate partner every minute and that produces more than 10 million victims of domestic abuse in the country annually.
Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.