‘Mentally ill’ Connecticut mom ‘shoots dead her 15-year-old daughter and critically her injures son, 7’
- Naomi Bell, 43, allegedly shot two of her children in Plymouth, Connecticut
- The incident occurred early Friday evening, shocking unsuspecting neighbors
- A third child wasn’t at home when the incident occurred, but her husband was
- If convicted on the murder charge, Bell could potentially face life in prison
A Connecticut mom is under arrest after allegedly murdering one of her children and seriously injuring another.
Naomi Bell, 43, was arrested by the state police after a violent incident on Friday night that resulted in the death of a child.
Bell allegedly shot two people during the incident, her 15-year-old daughter and her seven-year-old son – the daughter died from her gunshot wound.
Naomi’s husband, Owen Bell, was home during the incident, according to the Hartford Courant.
Naomi Bell, 43, was arrested and charged with the murder of her 15-year-old daughter and attempted murder of her seven-year-old son
The incident occurred on Friday night in Plymouth, Connecticut
The couple do have a third child, a son, who was not home during the incident.
No motive for the incident has been revealed, although Naomi Bell does allegedly suffer from mental illness.
The shooting happened around 7pm on Friday night at Bell’s house, located on Main Street in Plymouth, Connecticut.
A 911 call came from inside the house and when police arrived, two juveniles were found to be seriously injured.
The high school-aged daughter was pronounced dead, while the elementary school-aged son was taken to Connecticut Children’s Hospital in critical condition.
‘The investigation is still ongoing, and the scene is still very active, and as we get more information, we will release it,’ said state police spokeswoman Christine Jeltema.
The superintendent of the school district that taught the children sent a note to parents on Saturday, informing them of the tragedy and announcing counseling would be available over the weekend and on Monday when school resumed.
On Saturday, the local school district sent out a notice to parents, informing them of the tragedy and announcing a plan to provide counseling for those who need it
‘First thing I hear is all of the sirens from the cop cars and the ambulances, and then I see them carry the girl out on a stretcher and take her away,’ neighbor Taylor Wells told the Hartford Courant.
‘I had small conversations with [Naomi], just general how you doing? She was always pleasant.’
‘I’m so sad to hear that somebody’s had a loss like this,’ neighbor Cynthia Lamar told FOX61.
Bell is being held at Niantic Correctional Center on $2.5 million bond ahead of her arraignment, which will take place on Monday.
In addition to being charged with murder, Bell has also been charged with attempted murder owing to her son’s injuries.
If convicted, Bell could face life in prison.