Kindergarten Teacher Shot Dead By Mother-In-Law

| by Kathryn Schroeder
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A Georgia kindergarten teacher was allegedly shot and killed by her mother-in-law at the home she shared with her parents.

Jenna Wall, 35, was shot and killed on June 23 at her parents' home in Powder Springs, WSB reports. Her two young children were home when the shooting occurred.

“We’ve been able to get a good bit of information from [the boys],” Cobb police Sgt. Dana Pierce said. “They are safe. They are sound. They are at our Crimes Against Children Unit. They are being interviewed.”

Jenna’s mother-in-law, 63-year-old Elizabeth Wall, was arrested and charged with her murder.

Elizabeth took the boys outside and put them in a truck before going back inside the house to kill Jenna, Pierce told The Washington Post.

The boys heard the gunfire, but did not witness their mother being fatally shot.

Jenna and her husband Jerrod, an investigator at the Paulding District Attorney’s Office, were going through a divorce.

He showed up at Jenna’s parents’ home within moments of the shooting.

Elizabeth reportedly called Jerrod at work and told him to come pick up his children, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“While en route, Jerrod Wall spoke with his older child on the phone, who informed him that said accused and Jenna Wall were in the house and he had heard gunshots,” Elizabeth’s warrant states.

Jerrod found Jenna dead in the kitchen. His mother was seated in the living room, pointing a handgun at her head, according to police.

“[Elizabeth] is inside the house still with the weapon, and at some point in a conversation between him and his mother, she puts the weapon down,” Pierce said, according to The Washington Post. “And then he calls police; he calls 911 at that point.”

Elizabeth faces charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony, and third-degree cruelty to children, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Sources: WSB, The Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / Photo credit: WSB

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