Woman charged with felonies for her mother's suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound

Woman charged with felonies for her mother’s suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound

(As originally published, Tue, November 21st 2023, 4:05 PM EST; local article here)

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — A 44-year-old woman in Oklahoma City has been charged with two crimes in connection to her mother’s recent suicide.

Police said on Sept. 10, investigators started looking into the death of 73-year-old Lynda Watts, who they found died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

During the investigation, detectives learned her daughter, Jaydee Watts, intentionally gave her mother a firearm, prompting her to take her own life.

The case went to the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office and they filed an arrest warrant for felony murder by caretaker abuse and kidnapping.

Woman charged with felonies for her mother's suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound
Jaydee Watts has been arrested and charged in connection to her mother Lynda Watts’ suicide in Oklahoma City in September. (Midwest City Police Dept.)

Jaydee Watts was booked into jail in Midwest City, Okla., and has since been released on bond.

At this time, authorities say the investigation is still in its early stages.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police department’s Homicide Tip Line at 405-297-1200.

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