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Mother, 27, arrested for killing her six-year-old daughter Mother, 27, arrested for killing her six-year-old daughter
  • Darla Hise, of Hot Springs, Virginia, was charged with murder on Sunday
  • Hise called Bath County dispatchers several times Saturday night saying 'I think my daughter has been shot' without revealing her name or address
  • When deputies traced the call to an area in Hot Springs, they found Hise in a car
  • She told them her daughter had been shot and led them to her home
  • Deputies then found Hise's six-year-old daughter, Abigail, shot dead at the hom

A 27-year-old mother of two in Virginia has been charged with first-degree murder after police said she fatally shot her six-year-old daughter.

Darla Hise, of Hot Springs, called Bath County 911 dispatchers several times on Saturday around 10pm saying 'I think my daughter has been shot', but would not give her name or address.

When deputies traced the call to an area in Hot Springs, they found Hise in a car, and discovered she was the person who made the calls after she told them her daughter had been shot and asked them for help.

She led them to her home, where they found her six-year-old daughter, Abigail, shot dead.

 Darla Hise, of Hot Springs, Virginia, was charged with first-degree murder on Sunday, a day after allegedly shooting her six-year-old daughter Abigail

Darla Hise, of Hot Springs, Virginia, was charged with first-degree murder on Sunday, a day after allegedly shooting her six-year-old daughter Abigail

Hise's three-year-old son was home at the time but was unharmed. He has since been put in the care of family members.

Police investigators found a gun at the scene. Bath County Sheriff Robert Plecker told WDBJ that it was one of the worst crime scenes he had seen in 30 years.

Hise, who has no criminal history, voluntarily spent Saturday night in the hospital, and investigators took a statement the following morning. She was later charged with first-degree murder.

Plecker said investigators are still trying to work out what led to the shooting on Saturday.

 Abigail, six, was found dead in her home on Saturday night at around 10pm after her mother called 911 several times

Abigail, six, was found dead in her home on Saturday night at around 10pm after her mother called 911 several times

'It's a devastating event to this community,' Plecker told WDBJ.

An obituary for Abigail, who was known to friends and family as Abby, says she is survived by her grandparents, father, friends and an 'entire community who loved her'.

'She was a beautiful, happy child who loved to ride her bike, draw, color and play with her little brother, 'Ben Ben',' the obituary reads. 'She was a frequent visitor to Lake Moomaw where she loved to swim and play in the lake.'

A memorial was held for Abigail earlier this week. Many of her kindergarten classmates, as wells as friends and family members, attended


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