By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Case resolved of teen accused of shooting mom
Juvenile court records sealed
Placeholder Image

Juvenile court proceedings against a 15-year-old girl who is accused of shooting and killing her mother in their Braselton home last April are resolved.

Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter said the case is now concluded, but would not discuss it further.

The teen's name has not been released, and court records were sealed.

The victim, U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Karen Moore, was a recruiter in the Athens office.

The girl's father requested the case go through juvenile court, rather than superior court. At the time of his wife's death, he was an Army sergeant major stationed in Alabama.

Porter said the case transfer took place last week based on a review of the evidence that included psychological reports made available by the defense.

The shooting occurred April 6 on Sahale Falls Drive in Braselton. When responders arrived after a neighbor called for assistance, the girl told the neighbor she thought her mother was dead on the sofa. She and a 17-year-old youth identified as her boyfriend were at the house.

The father gave permission for the girl to be questioned while he was en route from Alabama.

During interrogation, authorities heard three different versions of the shooting.

The teen said she and her mother argued about the boyfriend, when she then got a loaded gun and fired once. Moore died of a single gunshot wound to the back of the head.

The father told Braselton Police he was unaware of the relationship between his daughter and the boyfriend, who was not suspected in the shooting.

 

Regional events