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71-Year-Old Woman Arrested For Killing Her 96-Year-Old Mother

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Christine Reynolds shot Gretchen DeStefano during a domestic dispute, say Orange County authorities. (Photo by PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Christine Reynolds shot Gretchen DeStefano during a domestic dispute, say Orange County authorities. (Photo by PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 71-year-old Orange County woman has been arrested in the shooting death of her 96-year-old mother.

A Sheriff’s Department statement said Friday that deputies responding to reports of gunshots found Gretchen DeStefano dead inside her home in unincorporated Rossmoor, adjacent to Los Alamitos.

Authorities arrested her daughter, Christine Reynolds, at the scene and seized a handgun. The sheriff’s statement said the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute but gave no details.

Reynolds was booked for investigation of murder and held on $1 million bail. Her first court appearance will be on Sept. 2.

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