COBB COUNTY, Ga. — An elementary school teacher was shot to death by her mother-in-law Thursday at the home where she lived with her parents, police said.
Cobb County police identified the victim as Jenna Wall, 35, of Powder Springs.
Police arrested Elizabeth Betsy Wall and charged her with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony and cruelty to children. %
Elementary School teacher shot and killed in her West Cobb home, her mother-in-law facing charges. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/SGmVI5OKmi— Ross Cavitt (@RossCavitt) June 23, 2016
The shooting happened around noon at the home along on Antioch Road SW. Police say two young children were at the home at the time of the shooting, though it is unclear what they saw.
“Just thinking what those poor children have witnessed and what they will have to go through for the rest of their lives is sad,” neighbor Linda Davis said.
The boys were safely taken away from the home.
“We’ve been able to get a good bit of information from them. They are safe. They are sound. They are at our Crimes Against Children Unit. They are being interviewed,” said Cobb police Sgt. Dana Pierce.
Two adults were taken away for questioning, police said. Channel 2’s Ross Cavitt saw investigators take a handgun and other evidence from the home.
Woman shot in West Cobb home. Kids in house said to be okay. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/uBZPkxb5PA— Ross Cavitt (@RossCavitt) June 23, 2016
Neighbors say Jenna Wall lived at the home with her parents and was a kindergarten teacher at a nearby elementary school.
Neighbors said Jenna Wall and her husband were going through a divorce.
Her estranged husband is an investigator at the Paulding District Attorney’s Office. The DA said the investigator was at their Dallas office when the shooting happened.
Elizabeth Betsy Wall is currently being held without bond at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.
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