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Adele Bing Mistook Her Daughter For Boyfriend, Killed Her: Cops

11/27/2013 11:58 am ET | Updated Nov 27, 2013
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A Winter Haven, Fla., mom is accused of shooting and killing her daughter while the girl held her 4-month-old daughter in her arms.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Adele Bing, 52, told police she shot her daughter in a case of mistaken identity and that authorities should lock her up "for good" according to an arrest report.

Ruby Bing went to her mom's house on Monday night. Adele Bing told authorities her 26-year-old daughter was banging and kicking her door. Bing thought the person at the door was her boyfriend, whom she had just had a fight with. Bing armed herself with a .22 caliber gun, opened the door and shot her daughter in the chest, authorities said.

The baby was unharmed.

Bing told authorities her boyfriend had threatened to come back to her house and kill her.

Tachelle Kemp, Ruby Bing's aunt, said the case was a tragic mistake, reports Bay News 9.

"I knew from the very beginning when it was her mom that shot her, that it truly was an accident,” Kemp said. “She didn’t intend for her daughter to be on the other side of that door.”

Bing expressed regret to police when they apprehended her, according to MyFox Tampa Bay.

"How can I look my grandkids in the face and say I killed their mother?" she said, according to the police report.

Bing faces second-degree murder and child abuse charges.

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