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A Texas Woman Shot Her 80-Year-Old Grandmother in the Head and Then Walked into a Police Station to Confess: Affidavit

Texas Woman Allegedly Shot Her Grandmother, Then Confessed: Police
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Kelsie Miles has no criminal history and police said there was no motive for the shooting.

Mar. 21 2024, Published 12:02 p.m. ET

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Law enforcement officials said a Texas woman allegedly shot her grandmother and then walked into a police station to confess.

Around 5 a.m. on March 17, Kelsie Miles, 30, went to the Grand Prairie Police Department and told officers that she shot her grandmother, 80-year-old Betty Lou Hearn, at a home they shared in Dallas, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by KDFW.

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Court documents show that Miles confessed to the killing, but police did not specify a motive.

Police went to the home to do a welfare check on the elderly woman. After no one answered the door, officers forced their way inside and found Hearn dead with a gunshot wound to the head, the affidavit states.

At the station, Miles told police that she had the gun she allegedly used in the shooting in her vehicle, and police recovered a Smith and Wesson .380 from the car, according to the affidavit.

Miles was arrested and charged with murder.

She was transported to the Dallas County jail, where she was being held on a $750,000 bond.

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Neighbor Nathan Jackson told KDFW that he was shocked a family member would kill Hearn, noting, "She was kind, and she had a very good heart. A very good heart."

In a statement, family told KDFW, "There are questions we have for ourselves. What caused her to go that far? She was too good of a woman. I don’t know."

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