Cousins! There’s been an update following the tragic death of a Florida mother at the hands of her neighbor as prosecutors decline to pursue murder charges upon claims of, “insufficient evidence”.
Within an announcement shared on Monday by State Attorney Bill Gladson, the prosecution team declared that one count of manslaughter with a firearm would be brought against Susan Lorincz as well as one count of assault, reports CNN.
“As deplorable as the defendant’s actions were in this case, there is insufficient evidence to prove this specific and required element of second-degree murder,” reads the issued statement.
As we previously reported the Marion County resident fatally shot Ajike “AJ” Owens upon claims that the neighbor repeatedly knocked on her door and she allegedly feared for her life. The 58-year-old says that she had become angry after children from the neighborhood including Ajike’s four children reportedly played near her home.
Prosecutors state, “While some may not agree with that decision, I can assure you that the decision was thoughtful and made without consideration of any factors other than the specific facts of this terrible crime.”
Within the issued arrest warrant Lorincz admitted to using racial slurs against neighborhood children in the past.
If convicted Lorincz could face up to thirty years in prison.
Gladson’s office says that they will do all that they can to seek justice for the Owens family.