97-Year-Old Shoots Granddaughter Dead; ‘Tired Of Her Carrying On’
The 97-year-old man is a WWII veteran from Oklahoma who shared a home with his 30-year-old great granddaughter and her 8-year-old son.
When asked why he shot the woman, Russell Eugene Dawes told police that he ‘got tired of her carrying on and I shot her,’ according to an arrest report filed in Payne County District Court in central Oklahoma.
According to authorities, Dawes called a friend who owned a funeral home on Thursday morning and asked if he would pick up the body of his granddaughter, Sonja James, who had moved into his house to take care of him.
Rodger Floyd, the owner and director of the Davis Funeral Home in Cushing, told police he rushed to Dawes’ home, where he confessed to him that he’d shot his granddaughter and asked him to remove the body from his house…
Dawes has no criminal record and is described by his attorney as a ‘very nice gentleman.’ He’s been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail.