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GRAPHIC WARNING: 911 recording obtained of mother reporting shooting 2-year-old daughter
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Jennifer Michelle Bellah

Editor's note: The 911 recording attached to this story contains graphic details of an alleged murder and may be disturbing to some people. 


OXFORD, Ga. - The Covington News obtained the 911 recording of Jennifer Michelle Bellah, the mother accused of murder, calling to report she had shot her 2-year-old daughter Tuesday evening. 

According to the recording, Bellah reports she shot her daughter, Natalya Bellah, in the back. 

"I just shot my daughter. I'm so sorry, but we need an ambulance," Jennifer Bellah is heard saying on the recording.

Jennifer Bellah tells the 911 dispatcher she shot her daughter in the back and she was "gasping" for air. The 911 operator walks her through the steps to perform CPR on her daughter as help is on its way. 

"I think there's something wrong with me and I just lost it, I don't know," she said in the recording. "I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry."

911 recording: Jennifer Bellah calls to report shooting

Bellah has been charged with murder, aggravated assault - family violence, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and pointing a pistol at another.

"In the weeks and days prior, including the day of the tragic death of her 2-year-old daughter, Natalya, Ms. Bellah sought and received treatment for mental health issues," Alcovy Judicial Circuit Chief Public Defender Anthony Carter said in the statement released Thursday. Carter has been appointed to represent Bellah in this case.


The Covington News will continue to update this story as information is released.