Cops: Mom Fatally Shot Her Son in the Head As They Drove From Her Birthday Party
A mother shot her own son dead as he drove her from a casino, where they had been celebrating her birthday, according to authorities and reports.
Dora Blake, 47, from Minden, Louisiana, was arrested on a murder charge early on Sunday for killing 22-year-old Patrick Hollingsworth, according to the Bossier Sheriff's Office. She was also charged with attempted murder for injuring another woman sitting in the front of the car.
Authorities say the three were driving on I-20 on Saturday night after visiting a nearby casino while out celebrating Blake's birthday, which was on Sunday.
The car was found crashed into trees around 10.20 p.m. on Saturday. Hollingsworth was found dead in the driver's seat with a gunshot wound to his head.
Blake told witnesses that she had been kidnapped and had shot the two other people in the car.
"None of that made sense, that there was any type of kidnapping," Bossier Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Bill Davis said.
The other woman in the car, who was in her 40s, suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder and was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Blake was taken to the hospital for medical observation and was later arrested on the murder charges.
She was booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility on a $1 million bond. No attorney is listed.
Police are still investigating.