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Florida woman facing felony charges after alleged murders

A Florida woman was recently taken into custody after allegedly shooting her parents-in-law. Felony charges were leveled against the woman after authorities located the bodies of her husband's mother and father in their residence. Police were alerted to the situation by the woman's husband after he saw the bodies in their home the day after the alleged shooting.

Police apparently questioned the woman after finding out that she had been at the home the previous day. She allegedly stated that she had become angry at the couple because of their reactions to their son's upcoming court appearance. They were reportedly being "negative" about the situation, and as a result, the woman purportedly got a weapon out of her vehicle and shot both of the individuals. The father was reported as being 70 years old and the mother was 69. 

The 30-year-old woman was taken into custody and is currently facing charges for first-degree murder. At the time of the report, she was still being held in jail, and there had been no bail amount set. It was unclear whether she had obtained any legal representation.

As the woman's case moves forward, she will likely focus on how to defend against the felony charges that she now faces. Information on defense strategies and Florida criminal proceedings may help her better understand her case and what tactics may allow her to create and present a meaningful defense. Additionally, consulting with an experienced defense attorney could help her gain an advocate to fight for her best interests.

Source: orlandosentinel.com, "Florida woman charged with killing husband's parents after argument", Nov. 14, 2015

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