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Missouri Woman Accused Of Killing Father Following Domestic Dispute

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Source: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

May 26 2022, Published 8:38 a.m. ET

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A Missouri woman is accused of gunning down her father outside her home after the two got into a domestic dispute, authorities said.

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Shortly before midnight on May 22, Laminia Holt, 26, allegedly shot Charles Holt, 51, with a 9 mm automatic gun in front of the residence in Fenton, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said, The Leader reported.

He was rushed to a local hospital, where he died from his gunshot wounds.

A probable cause statement obtained by the publication states surveillance video allegedly shows the woman standing in her driveway as her father walks away from her and toward the home’s front porch.

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The report states the footage shows Laminia Holt walks toward the victim with her arms raised and allegedly fires one shot, striking him in the torso.

The day after the shooting, Laminia Holt was booked into the Jefferson County jail in Hillsboro without bond on charges of first-degree murder, and armed criminal action.

If the suspect is convicted, the murder charge is punishable by anywhere from 10 years to life in prison, while she could be sentenced to three to 10 years on the armed criminal action charge, court documents show.


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