Deranged mother shoots toddler dead on Florida golf course before turning gun on self
Jenna Porter, 22, shot her 3-year-old daughter Scarlett dead before committing suicide: police
Jenna Porter, 22, gunned down three-year-old Scarlett and then committed suicide at Hilaman Golf Course, near Tallahassee.
Thursday, March 28, 2013, 7:29 AM
A Florida mom shot her baby daughter dead near a public golf course before turning the handgun on herself, police reported.
Jenna Porter, 22, gunned down three-year-old Scarlett and then committed suicide at Hilaman Golf Course, near Tallahassee, Tuesday evening.
Their bodies were discovered by golfers who heard the gunfire. They called 911 and waited until deputies arrived.
Leon County Sheriff’s Office said the mom and daughter lived in the nearby Whispering Woods Apartment Complex.
The tragic news has left the usually quiet neighborhood in shock.
Ray Parsons told CBS News, “It made me feel sad because she is lying on the ground and there’s nothing she could do for herself … and that’s kind of shocking.”
Randria Walker, who also lives close by added, “I was in shock because it’s so quiet out here.”
Preliminary autopsy results indicate the pair each died from a single gunshot wound to the head.