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Ocala shooting defendant says mom had threatened her

A white Florida woman accused of shooting and killing her Black neighbor told investigators she had been threatened by the victim for months leading up to the slaying, according an arrest report released Thursday that detailed allegations of racist epithets and physical threats to the victim’s young children.

The report from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office came out shortly before Susan Louise Lorincz, 58, made her initial appearance in court Thursday by video. She has been charged with the first-degree felony of manslaughter with a firearm, as well as culpable negligence, battery and two counts of assault Sheriff Billy Woods said in a statement.

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Lorincz appeared wearing a dark protective vest, answered the judge’s questions about her finances and her attorney, an assistant public defender appointed by the judge, entered a written plea of not guilty. A bond hearing will be scheduled in the coming days.

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