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    CA - Gretchen DeStefano, 96, fatally shot, Rossmoor, 28 Aug 2014

    An Orange County, CA, woman in her 90s has been found shot dead in her home. Family have told reporters her daughter is responsible.

    'A woman in her 90s was shot to death at a home in Rossmoor, officials reported.
    Deputies were called at around 4:20 p.m. to the 11200 block of Wallingsford Road, Orange County sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock said.
    The victim’s family told CBS2/KCAL9 reporter Crystal Cruz that the woman’s daughter killed her.'

    A woman has been detained and Lt. Hallock says there is absolutely no risk to the wider community.

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/...t-in-rossmoor/

    http://patch.com/california/los-alam.../#.VABYWssaySM

    This is supposed to be a very quiet, peaceful community, but I think this is also where a brother and sister were allegedly shot by their stepfather, just last month?
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    The victim has been identified as Gretchen DeStefano, 96. Her daughter, Christine Reynolds, has been arrested and charged with murder.

    She's on $1million bail and due to reappear in court September 2nd.

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    http://ktla.com/2014/08/29/daughter-...sheriffs-dept/

    Family members and neighbors told KTLA that the mother and daughter, identified by authorities as 71-year-old Christine Reynolds, had a contentious relationship.

    Reynolds was detained at the scene.

    She was described as being frantic and yelling when deputies arrived, according to neighbor June Schaar. “She was very combative and they were trying to get her to calm down and get her into the back seat,” Schaar said.

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    http://www.presstelegram.com/general...ist-for-disney

    The Rossmoor woman allegedly shot and killed by her daughter Thursday is being remembered as a devoted mother, one of the original Disney “Ink and Paint girls”...

    Gretchen DeStefano, 96, had a traditional and strong Catholic upbringing, and when she married Mark DeStafano, she gave up her job as a colorist for Disney to raise a family, said a long-time family friend who did not want to be identified.

    She said DeStefano, born Gretchen Caspary on Dec. 28, 1917, to Jacob and Marie Caspary in Los Angeles according to records, was an elegant and strong woman who, much like the women of the Golden Age of Hollywood, was always perfectly coiffed and impeccably dressed.

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    From last month:

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/r...ther-year.html

    An Orange County Superior Court jury deliberated for less than a day before finding 72-year-old Christine Reynolds guilty of first-degree murder with the use of a firearm in the 2014 slaying of Gretchen DeStefano...

    The killing marked the culmination of years worth of resentment and anger Reynold’s apparently held toward her mother... After years of struggling with alcoholism, Reynolds moved in with her mother and brother about a year before the killing. Family members told authorities that the two women bickered constantly, with Reynolds often fixating on age-old family grudges...

    Donahue opted to order Reynolds to return to court on Dec. 18 to give the probation department time to put a pre-sentencing report together. Reynolds faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life in prison.

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    From last month:

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/r...ther-year.html

    A 72-year-old woman who gunned down her 96-year-old mother in their Rossmoor home was sentenced Friday to 50 years to life in prison.



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