Mother Shoots Daughter For Calling Police On Her During Dispute
A mother in Washington state fatally shot her 14-year-old daughter as the teenager was calling 911 for help, according to authorities.
The girl was on the phone with a dispatcher on Tuesday night when the operator reportedly heard someone say the words “you called 911” and “blow your head off,” according to the police report obtained by ABC News. After that, the operator heard a loud bang and some screams that indicated someone had died.
The daughter, identified by KIRO 7 as Natalie Gulizia, was shot in the head by mother Svetlana Laurel, according to the Renton Police Department.
The slaying took place at the Renton home of Laurel’s former husband Michael Gulizia, who had custody of Natalie. Michael Gulizia had returned to the home with his daughter to find his ex-wife, who had tied up their 12-year-old son.
Natalie then went upstairs to try to call for help, but was still being followed by her mother. Michael Gulizia told police he heard “the sound of a single gunshot” upstairs, according to KOMO News. Investigators say that Laurel went back downstairs and tried to shoot her ex-husband.
“The gun failed to fire, with Svetlana struggling to clear the malfunction in the pistol,” read court documents. Michael Gulizia then “rammed Svetlana into the wall with his shoulder, and was able to grab the pistol.”
Michael Gulizia held his ex-wife until police arrived on the scene. Natalie’s body was found upstairs.
Svetlana Laurel has been charged with first-degree murder.