A white woman accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor over a two-year feud has been freed on a $154,000 bond.
Susan Louise Lorincz, 58, is charged in the killing Ajike ‘AJ’ Owens, 34, in front of her 10-year-old son after the mother-of-four went to confront her over attacking her kids on Friday in Ocala, Florida.
She has pleaded not guilty to a first-degree felony charge of manslaughter with a firearm, as well as counts of culpable negligence, battery and assault.
Circuit Court Judge Robert Hodges ordered Lorincz to wear an ankle monitor and to stay away from the family of her slain neighbor.
Lorincz said she had a headache the day of the shooting and children were running, and yelling outside her apartment, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
Susan Louise Lorincz, 58, has been freed on a $154,000 bond. She is accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor through a door
Lorincz is accused of killing Ajike ‘AJ’ Owens, 34, in front of her 10-year-old son after the mother-of-four went to confront her over attacking her kids on Friday in Ocala, Florida
That night, while a few children were playing basketball, Lorincz allegedly threw a pair of roller skates at them, hitting one on the feet.
Owens then came over and knocked on her door. Lorincz told investigators that Owens threatened to kill her and banged on the door so hard she feared Owens would break it down.
Lorincz fired a single round from her .380-caliber handgun, the sheriff’s report says, which went through the closed door and fatally struck Owens.
She told investigators that she had called Owens’ children racist slurs in the months before the killing.
Authorities had delayed her arrest for several days while looking into a possible ” stand your ground ” claim. Detectives have since said that Lorincz´s actions are not justifiable under Florida law.