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Mississippi Girl, 14, Charged as Adult After She's Accused of Fatally Shooting Mother, Injuring Stepfather

Mississippi Teen Charged as Adult in Fatal Shooting of Mother: Cops
Source: Rankin County Sheriff's Office; Unsplash

Carly Madison Gregg, 14, charged as an adult in the alleged killing of her mother, police said.

Mar. 22 2024, Published 2:02 p.m. ET

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A teenager in Mississippi will be tried as an adult after authorities say she fatally shot her school teacher mother and wounded her stepfather.

Around 5 p.m. on March 19, deputies were called to the scene in Rankin County and found the homeowner suffering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder, according to documents obtained by WAPT.

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The man told authorities that he arrived home a few minutes earlier and found his wife, 40-year-old Ashley Smylie, dead and his stepdaughter, 14-year-old Carly Madison Gregg, holding a handgun.

The homeowner claimed Gregg shot him but he was able to take the weapon away from her. He said she then ran into the backyard, jumped a fence and disappeared.

Deputies, with the help of a state patrol helicopter, were able to locate the girl not far from the house.

Gregg was arrested and taken to the Rankin County Juvenile Detention Center.

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On March 20, a judge certified Gregg as an adult and she was charged with murder and attempted murder. She was being held on a $1 million bond.

Investigators have not said what led to the shooting.

School officials said Smylie was a math teacher at Northwest Rankin High School, where her daughter was a student.


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