Police: Suspect claims murder, suicide pact


The suspect held in a slaying Tuesday told police she killed her 72-year-old sister because the two were in poor health, burdened by bills and medical expenses, and wanted to die, according to her arrest report.

Jeannie Twigg, 65, was found lying in a bed in a trailer she shared with her sister, Elizabeth Ann Kinch, on Tuesday morning.

Kinch was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest in another bed in the trailer, the arrest report says.

Twigg told police that Kinch had brought up the idea of killing themselves, the report says.

She said Kinch had handed her a handgun and told her to shoot her in the chest, the report says.

Twigg shot Kinch three times in the chest and threw the handgun in a trash bin in their mobile home community, at 3660 Boulder Highway, near U.S. Highway 95, the report says.

Twigg then took several pills in an effort to commit suicide but failed, the report says.

She has been charged with one count of murder with a deadly weapon.

 

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