OXFORD, Ga. - An Oxford mother has been charged with murder after calling to report she had shot her 2-year-old daughter, according to a news release from the Newton County Sheriff's Office Wednesday morning.
NCSO responded to 65 Brown Thrasher Run in Oxford on a call from Jennifer Michelle Bellah, 31, who stated she "had shot her 2-year-old daughter using a firearm," according to the release. Upon arrival deputies discovered the unresponsive body of Natalya Bellah and she was pronounced dead on the scene by Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis. Jennifer Bellah was detained as a search warrant was executed on the residence.
"A pistol, spent shell casing and spent bullets were recovered at the scene," according to the report.
Jennifer Bellah, has been charged with murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
"It is believed Jennifer Bellah was alone with the child at the residence when the incident occurred and committed the crime without assistance," according to the release. "The family of Jennifer Bellah has full cooperated with law enforcement. There is no present or continuing danger to the community."
The body of Natalya Bellah was transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Medical Examiner's Office for the autopsy.