Terrance Meredith

Terrance Meredith

*First, let me rest you assured that the daughter is alive and physically unharmed. She did a really smart thing to stay that way.

Her father, Terrance Meredith, 43, had just shot her mother, Otha Mooney, 35, right in front of her. He had been arguing with his fiance about car keys, according to the prosecutor. As the woman searched in her purse for the keys, she paused and told her daughter how much she loved her and her siblings.

A witnessed told police that Meredith had been armed with a knife during the argument, but later on pointed a gun at Mooney.

When the argument progressed as Mooney was searching for the keys, Meredith was said to have began waving the gun around, and the two struggled before the gun went off and Mooney was shot.

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