The Florida lady accused of gunning down a younger mother of 4 by way of her entrance door claimed the sufferer’s youngsters had beforehand threatened to kill her – regardless of her personal historical past of violence in direction of the youngsters, one among whom she as soon as known as a “black slave,” officers mentioned.
Susan Louise Lorincz appeared in a Marion County Court Thursday, sporting a ‘suicide vest’ — designed to stop the wearer from harming themselves — for a listening to in reference to the Ocala capturing dying of her neighbor, 35-year-old Ajike “AJ” Owens.
Police investigators revealed Thursday Lorincz had allegedly given Owens’ younger youngsters the center finger on the night time of capturing – and had allegedly informed one among them, “Get away from my home, you black slave.”
Lorincz, a 58-year-old white lady, has been charged with manslaughter with a firearm, battery, culpable negligence and two counts of assault.
Owens, who’s black, left behind three youngsters between the ages of three and 12.
The accused shooter didn’t enter a plea in the course of the listening to, however informed the courtroom she had not labored in two weeks as a result of she had been positioned on incapacity.
She additionally mentioned she owns no property, has no financial savings, and owes $22,000 stemming from an unpaid car, in keeping with footage from the looks posted on-line.
Marion County Sheriff’s deputies have been on their approach to a report of trespassing within the space of Lorincz’s Ocala residence round 9 p.m. June 2 once they acquired a second name reporting a capturing on the similar handle, the workplace mentioned Wednesday.
Deputies arrived to search out Owens with a gunshot wound “in entrance of Lorincz’s residence.” They rushed her to an space hospital, however she couldn’t be saved.
Sheriff Billy Woods poked holes in Lorincz’s claims of fearing for her life, which he known as “B.S.,” WFTV reported.
He referenced just lately obtained video footage from the world exhibiting the capturing unfold.
“She couldn’t see by way of the door, she couldn’t see the person. So her feedback that she was in concern of her life … raises the hair on the again of our neck,” Woods mentioned. “The cameras have been the ultimate nail.”
New data Thursday detailed how Lorincz had positioned “no trespassing” indicators within the grass between her residence complicated and one other one, regardless of that the world was not a part of her rented property.
She known as police at 8:54 p.m. to report Owens’ youngsters have been trespassing and threatening her, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
Police have been en path to the world when calls concerning the sound of gunshots started flooding in.
Owens’ 10-year-old son was by her facet when she was shot and one of many youngsters known as police at 9:04 p.m. to report it.
A neighbor informed police they overheard Lorincz yelling at Owens’ earlier on the night time of the capturing. She allegedly threw a curler skate at her 10-year-old son, and struck his toe.
The boy’s 12-year-old brother then tried to talk with Lorincz, however she “opened her door and swung at them with an umbrella,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
The life-ending photographs got here after Owens knocked on Lorincz’s door a number of occasions and demanded she open the door, police said.
Lorincz later informed police Owens “banged on the door so arduous every part began shaking and he or she thought the door was going to return off.”
“Oh my god she’s actually going to kill me this time,” she recalled considering.
She opened fireplace utilizing a .380 caliber handgun, one among two she stored within the residence, police mentioned.
“Lorincz suggested that she bought the firearm for cover after an altercation with the sufferer,” the police report states.
The lady griped to police she had a headache on the day of the capturing and “neighbors have been outdoors screaming and yelling, youngsters have been operating round.”
She additionally informed police Owens’ youngsters had threatened to kill her prior to now.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office waited 4 days to cost Lorincz, initially probing whether or not a “stand your floor” declare would apply.
The sheriff’s workplace had responded to not less than six complaints between the ladies since January 2021, Woods mentioned.
Pamela Dias, Owens’ mom, will take care of her 4 grandchildren, a few of whom have begun blaming themselves for his or her mother’s dying.