Woman held in fatal shooting of 96-year-old mother

Aug 29, 2014 4:44 PM by News Staff

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a 71-year-old Orange County woman has been arrested in the shooting death of her 96-year-old mother.

A Sheriff's Department statement said Friday that deputies responding to reports of gunshots found Gretchen DeStefano dead inside her home in unincorporated Rossmoor, adjacent to Los Alamitos.

Authorities arrested her daughter, Christine Reynolds, at the scene and seized a handgun. The sheriff's statement said the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute but gave no details.

Reynolds was booked for investigation of murder and held on $1 million bail. Her first court appearance will be on Sept. 2.

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