Authorities say Georgia woman lied about how daughter died

Jan 19, 2016 6:45 PM by News Staff

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a Georgia woman lied when she told police her 8-year-old daughter was killed by a bullet from a gun that accidentally discharged when it fell off a table.

Paulding County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Ashley Henson said Tuesday that 45-year-old Marsha Lynch and her son, 23-year-old Quincy Lynch, face charges related to the death of Sharia Lynch.

Marsha Lynch told deputies in October the gun fired accidentally and the bullet hit her leg, then hit her daughter in the head.

Henson says an investigation showed the bullet hit the girl first and then hit Marsha Lynch's leg and that the gun couldn't have accidentally discharged.

Marsha Lynch faces an obstruction charge. Quincy Lynch is charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct.

It wasn't clear if either had a lawyer.

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