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Police: Mom Kills Daughter's Teenage Fiance

| by Michael Doherty
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A Georgia woman is accused of shooting and killing her pregnant daughter's teenage fiance.

Paw Law, 57, allegedly shot 17-year-old Nyatole Eh, who was engaged to her daughter, Madaya Be, 18, because she was angry that Eh had gotten Be pregnant, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The shooting took place on Oct. 9, while Be and Eh were visiting Law's home to pick up Be's social security ID and green cards.

Law was arrested at her home in Clarkston after the shooting, and charged with murder. Law had allegedly also tried to kill herself before the gun was wrestled away from her.

Police found Eh on the kitchen floor, with Be and her sister kneeled over him, according to the police report. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

"It appears they were in the kitchen eating breakfast," said Clarkston Police Detective Jason Elliot. "There was no type of argument of even altercation. It's looking like mom just walked up behind the victim and shot him."

According to Be, Law had been resentful about her relationship with Eh, and didn't want the couple to get married. The family had reportedly had an argument on Oct. 7 about Be's decision to move to Wisconsin with Eh.

The news of Be's pregnancy may have been what triggered Law to become violent, said police. The mother had bought the gun at a pawn shop a day earlier.

"It appears mom had been planning this and was adamant that she did not want her leaving with him," said Elliot, WSB-TV reports.

"It was surprising," Be said of the shooting. "I never thought something like this was going to happen. He's a very good, innocent guy."

In another story in January, a California woman showed no remorse for killing her daughter's husband, reports the New York Daily News.

Cynthia Cdebaca said she would do it again, referring to when she shot her son-in-law in 2014, after he told her she couldn't go to her granddaughter's spelling bee because of what she was wearing. Cdebaca, 66, said her son-in-law, Geoward Eustaquio, told her the outfit she was wearing made her look "ghetto."

"I shot him 10 times then he went inside the house and locked the door," said Cdebaca.

As the grandmother shot through the door, her son-in-law reportedly begged for his life. She came into the home and continued to shoot, saying she shot the man 15 times. She said that she did it because her daughter's husband was cruel to her and her family.

"So mean to me, to all of them," the grandma said. "They were afraid of him, yes. So mean to my daughter. I told her 13 years ago, he's evil."

San Diego County Deputy District Attorney Keith Watanabe said that after the killing, Cdebaca "went and enjoyed her birthday."

"She went to Denny's and enjoyed a breakfast there," Watanabe said. "She went to Pechanga [casino] and gambled for two hours, and then went and enjoyed some coffee at a coffee shop until she was finally contacted by detectives from the sheriff's department."

Cdebaca was found guilty of first-degree murder, according to Crime Watch Daily.

"We looked into the various claims of abuse and we simply just determined that whether or not they were true, the defendant had no right to make herself the judge, the jury, and the executioner," said Watanabe. "This was simply an act of vigilante homicide."

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