Cops: Winter Haven woman shot, killed daughter while she held infant
The four-month old baby was not injured
WFTS Staff , Ryan Raiche
2:54 PM, Nov 26, 2013
2:48 PM, Nov 27, 2013
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -
UPDATE: Winter Haven Police on Wednesday announced a cash reward of up to $1,000 for additional witnesses or information regarding the location of the gun used in the shooting death of a 25-year-old Ruby Bing Monday night. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Charles Bolton at (863) 651-3028.
PREVIOUS REPORT: A Winter Haven woman is accused of shooting her daughter to death Monday night while she carried a four-month old infant.
Paramedics tried to revive the daughter, 25-year-old Ruby Bing, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. The infant was not hurt.
Her mother, Adele Bing, told investigators she mistakenly thought the person at the door was her boyfriend who she got in a serious fight with earlier in the day.
"She made a statement that she thought it was her boyfriend coming back and she thought he was going to harm her," said Capt. David Brannan with the Winter Haven Police Department.
Police arrested Adele on charges of second-degree murder and child abuse.
Friends of the family believe it was a tragic accident.
"I feel bad for what happened. Ruby was a good kid. I'm sure Adele did not mean to do any of this. I'm sure of that," said Carylyn Farmer, who has known the Bing family for years. "She would never do anything to Ruby. Ruby was her everything."
Chrissy Ritch used to live a few doors down from Ruby before she moved. She said she just saw Ruby and her kids a few days ago at the park and they caught up.
"I'm very upset for them because she was a nice girl. I never saw her fight with her mother or anything like that," Ritch said. "I seriously believe it was accidental. I don't believe for a minute that she wanted to kill her daughter."
Winter Haven police said they are working with the state attorney on the case. They said they are still looking into leads and checking out Adele's story.