Pensioner, 75, 'shot son-in-law in the head at her home'

A 75-year-old woman shot her son-in-law to death at her home, according to police.

Nettie Luckett, from Indiana, who is accused of shooting Douglas Randolph, 49, on Sunday, was arrested on a preliminary murder charge and held without bond until prosecutors file formal charges.

Luckett appeared in Floyd Circuit Court on Monday to be advised of her rights shackled in an orange jump suit.

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Mystery: Douglas Randolph, the son-in-law of Nettie Luckett, right, was shot in the head at her home on Sunday night and no one knows what the motive would be

Head bowed: Shackled in an orange jumpsuit, Nettie Luckett did not look up as she appeared in court today

Head bowed: Shackled in an orange jumpsuit, Nettie Luckett did not look up as she appeared in court today

It is believed she shot her son-in-law, a Louisville man, in the head.

Police have released no details on the circumstances of Randolph's killing or a possible motive in the attack.

Connie Brooks, Luckett's neighbour and friend, told WDRB.com they don't know what happened or what a motive could possibly be.

She said: 'Something has happened and we really don't know what.

'We asked if Nettie was okay and we seen that she was outside with the police officers.

'Usually if something was wrong Nettie would have called.'

They said they did not hear anything until police arrived.

Neighbour: Connie Brooks said no one knows what happened or why a 'peaceful old lady' like Luckett would shoot her son-in-law

Neighbour: Connie Brooks said no one knows what happened or why a 'peaceful old lady' like Luckett would shoot her son-in-law

Ms Brooks said she talked to Luckett's son and it appears family members still don't know much either.

'I said if there's anything Joe and I can do just let us know if we can help with anything and he said they don't really know anything.'

Another neighbour, Doria Miller, who has known Luckett for many years, said she was a peaceful lady and there had to be a reasonable explanation for what happened.

'She had to have a reason. You don’t just kill somebody, not a 70-something-year-old woman.'

The 75-year-old is back in court on Wednesday.


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