The Pennsylvania mother accused of shooting her daughters fatally in the head
A woman from Pennsylvania was accused of shooting her two young daughters in the head, authorities said.
Krisinda Bright, 48, was arrested in Ambridge on Monday afternoon, where cops responded to a 911 call about a shooting in western Pennsylvania. At a press conference, Interim Police Chief John DeLuca told reporters that officers then found Bright's two daughters dead inside, WTAE reported, in a "gruesome scene."
David Lozier, Beaver County District Attorney, confirmed to the station that two counts of criminal homicide have been indicted against Bright. She was being held without bail early Tuesday at the Beaver County Jail, the station reported.
The victims were named as 16-year-old Kiara Bright and 22-year-old Jasmine Cannady, both from Ambridge, by a coroner. They were killed, officials said, by gunshots to the head.
Lozier told reporters Monday that in the double slaying, police were searching for no other suspects. It was immediately unclear the motive for the deadly shootings.
As police arrived at the scene, Bright was standing outside the house. She had called policemen to the residence earlier, WPXI reported.
According to the station, the 16-year-old victim was a student at Ambrose High School, citing a statement released by district officials.
The Ambridge Area School District said, "This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns and questions for our entire school, particularly our students," adding that counselors will be made accessible to students in need. "Our school community is saddened by the loss and we will make every effort to help you and your child."
Whether Bright has retained an attorney who might act on her behalf, it is unclear.