ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The 96-year-old woman arrested for killing her nephew will remain in jail with no bond.
The shooting happened Sunday night at a home on John Street, though it was initially reported as a heart attack.
Police found 53-year-old John W. Rice on the floor of a bedroom with evidence of a shooting.
According to Officer Mark Samson with the St. Augustine Police Department, investigators determined Rice's aunt, 96-year-old Amanda Rice Stevenson, had shot him once with a .357 magnum. She was in another bedroom when police were in the home.
Neighbors like Debra Dillinger are calling this a tragedy.
"It's really sad because he's a nice man," said neighbor Debra Dillinger. "He's helped us and we've helped him over the years."
Several people who live nearby said the family was working to put Stevenson into a nursing home because she had become combative and angry.