A 15-year-old girl who police say shot her mother in their Braselton home will appear before Gwinnett County's magistrate court on Friday. At that point, Gwinnett District Attorney Danny Porter said, he may have a decision on whether she will be prosecuted as an adult.
"I will wait for the police reports and GBI reports to make a decision," Porter said. The Braselton report on the April 6 shooting in the Falls of Braselton subdivision is expected to be released this week.
Police say the girl, 15-year-old Dominique Perryman, got her mother's 9 mm handgun out of a closet and fired one fatal shot at her mother as she sat on the couch watching television and working on the computer. Perryman's mother, 42-year-old 1st Sgt. Karen Moore, was a commanding officer in the Army recruiting headquarters in Athens.
For the full story, see the April 20 issue of The Jackson Herald.