Victoria woman, 22, charged with killing brother

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Associated Press

Posted on November 30, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 30 at 10:32 AM

BLOOMINGTON, Texas (AP) — A South Texas woman has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of her 17-year-old brother as the pair apparently struggled over a handgun.

The Victoria Advocate (http://bit.ly/1998qad ) reports 22-year-old Janiemarie Perez Clay was being held on $75,000 bond. The Victoria County Sheriff's Office on Friday did not immediate update her custody status or provide information on an attorney.

Investigators say Richard Rico Deleon was fatally shot early Thanksgiving Day at a home in Bloomington, 10 miles southeast of Victoria. The teen was dead at the scene. Autopsy results are pending.

Sandra Deleon Ramirez says her two children apparently were playing with the gun and she told her son to put the weapon away. The mother believes her daughter was trying to take the gun when it accidentally fired.

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Information from: The Victoria Advocate, http://www.victoriaadvocate.com

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