Winter Haven, Florida -- "A Winter Haven mother has been arrested after police say she shot and killed her adult daughter in an apparent case of mistaken identity.
According to police, 52-year-old Adele Bing had gotten into a heated argument with her boyfriend earlier on Monday. During the fight, Bing allegedly hit 39-year-old James Lane in the head with a gun."
"Bing says that Lane left the home, but not before he allegedly told her he'd come back and kill her later.
Shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday, Bing says she heard "banging" and "kicking" at her front door. Fearing her boyfriend had returned, she opened the door while holding a .22 caliber pistol in one hand and a baseball bat in the other.
As she opened the door, the gun discharged and struck the person on the porch: her 25-year-old daughter Ruby Bing, who was holding her own 4-month-old baby."
Ruby Bing died from her injury, a shotgun wound to the chest. Adele has been charged with second degree murder.
|"How can I look my grandkids in the face and say I killed their mother," police quoted Bing, "Y'all can lock me away for good".|
Adele Bing rushed to her side, cradling Ruby's lifeless body and begging her to 'wake up.'
Ruby Bing is survived by her newborn daughter, a grade school-age son and a baby boy just days away from his first birthday.