Hot Springs Virginia-
A 27-year-old Virginia mother allegedly fatally shot her 6-year-old daughter.
Darla Hise called 911 several times on Saturday night, a Bath County law enforcement source said. But she allegedly refused to provide her name and address, saying only that she thought her daughter had been shot.
Police traced the call and officers arrived at Hise’s home, then deputies found her daughter, Abigail, dead from a single gunshot wound.
Also inside the home was Hise’s 3-year-old son, who was unharmed. The boy has been placed in the custody of a family member, the police said.
After interviewing Hise, detectives placed her in handcuffs. She is charged with one count of murder and remains in custody on an unspecified amount of bail, according to jail records.
“She was a beautiful, happy child who loved to ride her bike, draw, color and play with her little brother, ‘Ben Ben,’” the obituary read. “She was a frequent visitor to Lake Moomaw where she loved to swim and play in the lake.”
Hise has yet to enter a plea and court records do not identify her defense attorney.
She had never before been charged with a criminal offense, the police source says.