Amanda Rice Stevenson, 96 Years Old, Arrested for Allegedly Murdering Her Nephew

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Amanda Rice Stevenson, 96, is charged with murder.
Amanda Rice Stevenson is 96 years old.

She also allegedly shot and killed her nephew last night by firing a round from a .357 Magnum into his chest.

St. Augustine Police Department spokesman Mark Samson says the cops got a call just before 9 p.m. Sunday about a possible heart attack at a house in St. Augustine.

Instead, police found 53-year-old John Westley Rice dead on the floor, with blood coming out of his mouth and multiple blood splatters around the scene, Samson says.

Stevenson, who police found in another bedroom in the house, was taken from the home while cops collected evidence -- including the .357 Magnum handgun -- and she was eventually determined by police to be the shooter.

Samson says Rice was shot "over a domestic situation" while he was lying in bed, but exact details of what happened haven't yet been released.

Rice's wife told police her husband was watching football when she left the house at 5:30 p.m., and when she returned at 8:45 p.m., she found her husband lying dead on the bedroom floor, leaning against a door.

It's unknown how many times she's been arrested since her birth in 1915, but yesterday's murder charge marks her third arrest in St. Johns County, according to records from the sheriff's office.

An arson charge from 1995 was later dropped, and her other arrest, in 2007, doesn't come with details.


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Back home, for now.
Back home, for now.

I imagine that there are those amongst us, that think that they have a right, a right, mind you, to free firearms and free ammunition.  Their mindset is of course, '-If Obama can give away free weapons of personal destruction to mexican drug lords, than I'm entitled to receive the same.

MightyJAK
MightyJAK

Old ladies take note: Tyler Perry's Mabel "Madea" Simmons character is not a positive role model, do not use a .357 Magnum to resolve domestic disputes.

Scretch
Scretch

A domestic situation could mean domestic violence in which case it could be self defense. But why then shoot him in bed, and why not call the police after? i only mention this b/c there is a lot of elder abuse going on.Sure wish we could get more detail in some of these stories.

CUNNINGHAM LISHA
CUNNINGHAM LISHA

Give the old lady a break!She probably not in her right mind!R.I.P NEPHEW!

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Baby clothes

She was also accused of arson some time ago. Ahhh..she's not bad. She's only drawn that way.

IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

Going for the racismdaily website showcase racist appearance trifecta I see.  I'll call the Guinness Book of Records people so that they can be on standby.

IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

For this clever remark, I would like to nominate Chaz  Stevens for his  second showcase appearance in racism in racism daily within a month.

I would go with the pic you already used.  Shows your good side.

http://racismdaily.com/2011/08...

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