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Authorities: Mother says she shot toddler daughter to death

9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago Thursday, August 30 2018 Aug 30, 2018 August 30, 2018 9:07 AM August 30, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: AJC

OXFORD, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a Georgia woman has admitted to fatally shooting her 2-year-old daughter.

News outlets report 31-year-old Jennifer Michelle Bellah has been arrested on charges including murder and aggravated assault in the Tuesday shooting. A Newton County Sheriff's Office release says Bellah called 911 Tuesday night and told dispatchers she had shot her daughter, Natalya.

Natalya was pronounced dead at the scene of the Oxford home.

The release says authorities believe Bellah acted alone, and authorities haven't released a possible motive. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was expected to perform an autopsy on the child this week. Bellah is set to appear in court Thursday.

It's unclear if she has a lawyer to contact for comment.

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