Cold Blooded: Woman Charged With Gunning Down Her Daughter’s Grandmother at a Dallas Starbuck’s

Cold Blooded: Woman Charged With Gunning Down Her Daughter's Grandmother at a Starbuck's
Cold Blooded: Woman Charged With Gunning Down Her Daughter's Grandmother at a Starbuck's (Images: Screenshot/YouTube/FOX4)

A young woman is in custody and faces capital murder charges after police in Richardson say she gunned down her child’s paternal grandmother during a custody dispute at a Starbuck’s on Monday evening.

Police were called to the Starbucks on the 4100 block of Renner Road at around 7:10 p.m. by eyewitness accounts reported seeing a woman fire a gun multiple times at another woman.

The very first officer arrived to locate a woman trying to leave the coffee shop with a 3-year-old child, according to police.

Additional officers arrived on the scene and began providing medical care to the victim, 52-year-old Kentoria Nicole Edwards. The woman, Tranisa Octavin Trana Watts, 23, was taken into custody.

According to police, the child was unharmed.

“Watts requested to see her child and Edwards agreed they could meet at the location. During the visit, Watts pulled out a handgun and shot Edwards and attempted to leave with the child,” according to a statement released by the police on Tuesday morning.

Edwards was taken to a local hospital, where she died later. Edwards was the paternal grandmother of Watts’ child, according to NBC 5. She also had full custody of the child.

Watts is now being held on a $1 million bond in the Richardson City Jail on a capital murder charge. It’s unclear whether she has hired a lawyer.

This is Richardson’s first homicide of the year. Call the Richardson Police Department at 972-744-4800 if you have any information about the case.

Edwards’ family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with the costs of her funeral and memorial service. Click here to make a donation.



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