Daughter Arrested in Shooting Death of Elderly Mom in Orange County

Authorities said that it appeared the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute, but no other details were released.

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    Christine Reynolds, 71, was arrested in the shooting death of her mother, Gretchen DeStafano, 96, who was shot and killed at a home in Rossmoor on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

    A woman has been arrested in the shooting death of her elderly mother in Orange County Thursday.

    The shooting occurred just after 4 p.m. on the 11200 block of Wallingsford Road in unincorporated Rossmoor. When deputies arrived, they found a woman dead at the scene.

    Christine Reynolds, 71, was detained on scene. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department confirms that the suspect is the daughter of the victim, 96-year-old Gretchen DeStafano.

    Authorities said that it appeared the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute, but no other details were released.

    Reynolds was arrested and booked on charges of murder. She is being held on $1 million bail.