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Woman Fatally Shoots Her Child’s Grandmother at Local Starbucks

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Richardson Police arrested a 23-year-old woman after she allegedly shot and killed her 3-year-old daughter’s paternal grandmother at a Starbucks.

Around 7:15 p.m. on April 18, officers responded to a shooting call at a Starbucks in the 4100 block of East Renner Road in Richardson.

The 3-year-old’s grandmother, Kentoria Nicole Edwards, 52, agreed to meet with the girl’s mother, Tranisa Octavin Trana Watts, so that she could visit her daughter. Edwards had custody of 3-year-old Jordyn Page, as Watts had not been a part of the Page’s life and was estranged from the child’s father.

According to authorities, in an attempt to take the little girl, Watts opened fire, striking Edwards.

Edwards was transported to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The child was unharmed.

The victim’s niece, Jazmin Parnell, said that Edwards loved the child and she always put her family first.

“Pure evilness, because my auntie loved her granddaughter,” said Parnell.

According to public records, Watts has had over twenty criminal complaints filed against her since 2016, including robbery, assault, and theft. She has also served time in prison.

Watts faces a capital murder charge and is being held in the Richardson Jail on a $1 million bond.

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Ruth Douthit
Ruth Douthit
7 months ago

This is so sad! I pray for her family! It just sounds like she was doing what was best for her granddaughter! This woman should get the death penalty for this!

Shear Marina
Shear Marina
Reply to  Ruth Douthit
7 months ago

I agree. Now, the little girl is without her grandmother and her mother. And, did she witness the shooting? It doesn’t say, but I doubt she could avoid seeing it—that could traumatize her for life. Yes, the mother should absolutely receive the death penalty!