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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

96-year-old Florida woman, Amanda Rice Stevenson, arrested for fatally shooting nephew

A 96-year-old wheelchair-bound Florida woman went on a rampage, fatally shooting her nephew with a .357 Magnum, cops said.

St. Augustine police said they found Johnny Rice, 53, sprawled on the floor of his bedroom, with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Amanda Rice Stevenson was arrested early Monday, hours after the attack, and charged with murder. She was being held Tuesday without bail.

Cops told The Florida Times-Union that the granny gunman pulled the trigger "over a domestic situation."

Neighbors said Rice and his wife, Deborah, were terrified of their aunt, who was prone to violent mood-swings.

"They wanted to get her help and out of the house," next-door neighbor Karen Soukiasian told the Times-Union. "They were scared. They couldn't handle her."

Stevenson had been arrested at least twice in the past, once in 1995 for arson and once for passing a bad check in 2007, according to local records.