Virginia mom charged in 6-year-old daughter's shooting death

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Posted: Feb 06, 2017 9:15 AM

HOT SPRINGS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia sheriff says a woman has been charged with fatally shooting her 6-year-old daughter.

WDBJ-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2jToyxE ) that Bath County Sheriff Robert Plecker says dispatchers got a call Saturday night reporting a shooting. Deputies responded to the area in Hot Springs and found 27-year-old Darla Hise, who led a deputy to her home, where they found the girl dead.

A weapon was found in the home and her 3-year-old son, who was also home, was placed in the care of other family.

Investigators obtained a statement from Hise on Sunday morning after she spent the night in the hospital and Plecker says Hise was charged with first-degree murder.

The girl's name hasn't been released. Her body will be taken to the medical examiner's office in Roanoke.