Georgia police arrested a woman and accused her of murdering her daughter’s 17-year-old fiancé, as reported by New York Post.
Paw Law, 57, has been charged with the murder of 17-year-old Nyatole Eh. The shooting death is alleged to have occurred as the family sat down to eat breakfast Saturday. Police have said that Law was upset that Eh was engaged to marry her daughter, Madaya Ve, and did not want her moving to Wisconsin with him.
Authorities said that Law, who is Burmese, bought a revolver at a pawn shop months earlier, indicating that this crime may have been premeditated.
“It appears mom had been planning this and was that adamant she did not want her leaving with him,” Clarkston Police Detective Jason Elliot explained on Tuesday. “There was no type argument or even (an) altercation. It’s looking like mom just walked up behind the victim and shot him.”
Law and Ve allegedly got into an argument on Friday, in which the 57-year-old begged her daughter to stay in Georgia.
Ve spoke to 11Alive about the brutal shooting death.
“I just hear a gunshot,” she said. “First I didn’t know it was a gunshot. I thought something just popped out. When I looked at him he was on the floor and when I looked at my mom she was shooting him and then I stopped her.”
“I feel like the devil just got to her heart.”
Police Chief Christine Hudson expressed grief when she spoke to reporters, noting that murders are rare in the small community of Clarkston.
“It’s a shock to everybody,” she said. “We haven’t had problems like this, of this magnitude, so it’s just hard to think that a mother could kill a 17-year-old kid.”
According to 11Alive, the slain 17-year-old’s family have traveled to Georgia in order to make funeral arrangements.
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