ST. PETERSBURG — A woman is accused of putting a shotgun to her 82-year-old mother's head and threatening to pull the trigger early Tuesday.
Gay Bonnie Grange, 51, was at home when she placed the .410-gauge shotgun against her mother's head at 3:10 a.m., according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Grange told her mother that all she had to do was pull the trigger to kill her.
The mother feared for her life and left.
Deputies said Grange called them to say her mother had left after an argument. Deputies said the mother told them her daughter threatened to shoot her in the head. Deputies then went to the house that Grange and her mother share.
Grange told deputies she recently gave the gun to her mother. During the dispute, Grange said she took it from her mother, who she said has dementia.
Deputies said there were inconsistencies in Grange's story and her estranged husband defended the mother. Deputies then arrested Grange on a charge of aggravated domestic assault with a deadly weapon. She remained in Pinellas County Jail Tuesday without bail.
Grange was arrested under the alias Gay Hagenlocher in June 2009 on a charge of aggravated abuse of a disabled adult.