96-year-old woman nephew
96-year-old woman nephewA 96-year-old woman has been accused of shooting dead her nephew with a .357 magnum handgun.
Amanda Rice Stevenson is the oldest person to ever be charged with murder in the state of Florida.
Her nephew 53-year-old Johnny Rice was found dead on the floor of the home he shares with his elderly aunt in St Augustine, Florida.
Police said a .357 Magnum was found at the scene of the shooting.
Investigators said the 96 year old retired postal worker was involved in a long running dispute with her nephew and police had been called to the house several times in the past month.
Rice was found dead by his wife Deborah after she returned to the house on Sunday evening.
She initially thought her husband had suffered a heart attack when she him lying on the floor but was unable to get the door open.
Police said she managed to reach her hand through the part open door and touch her husband, but found his body cold.
When police got through the door, they found Rice dead inside and his aunt in a back bedroom.
Police spokesman Mark Samson said Rice was shot in the chest with a .357 caliber handgun.
They are still trying to determine who owned the gun, he said.
Stevenson is being held without bond and taken into custody on a charge of wilful homicide.
Court records show that she has two previous arrests, one for arson in 1995 and another four years ago for writing a bad check.