Friday, September 02, 2016
Followup CA: Charges Dismissed Against Mother Forced to Shoot, Kill, Son
A Kern County judge dismissed a murder charge against a 69-year-old woman Tuesday after the woman’s attorney successfully argued she was acting in self-defense when she shot and killed her adult son.
Joice Rush, held on $600,000 bail since her arrest two-and-a-half months ago, is expected to be released from jail Tuesday. The D.A.’s office has decided not to refile charges.
Judge Colette M. Humphrey granted a motion filed by Ernest Hinman of the Public Defender’s office to dismiss a second-degree murder charge filed against Rush in the June shooting.