A Florida woman fatally shot her daughter — who was holding a 4-month-old baby in her arms — because the woman thought it was her boyfriend at her front door, according to police.
Adele Bing, 52, told Winter Haven police Monday night that the tragic shooting was all simply a case of mistaken identity, but that she should be locked up "for good."
Bing's 25-year-old daughter, Ruby Bing, was found at her doorstep after suffering an apparent gunshot wound to her chest.
The mother told police that she feared it was her boyfriend banging on her front door to get in after they got into a violent fight earlier in the day.
"The boyfriend, 39 year-old James Lane, was at the hospital being treated for injuries to his head after Adele Bing hit him with a gun," according to police.
In an alleged bid to protect herself, the 52-year-old armed herself with a gun and a baseball bat.
"As she opened the door a shot was fired, hitting her daughter in the upper chest. The 4 month-old was not injured," said police.
Bing was arrested and charged with second degree murder and child abuse without great bodily harm.
She is being held at the Polk County Jail.