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Ambridge Woman Accused Of Killing 2 Children

Katie Blackley
90.5 WESA

A western Pennsylvania woman was held without bond Tuesday after authorities said she shot and killed her two children.

According to police, Krisinda Bright, 48, called officers to her home on Monday afternoon and let officers in.

Interim Police Chief John Deluca said officers found “a gruesome scene” inside.

The Beaver County coroner said Bright’s two children were shot in the head. They have been identified as Jasmine Cannady, 22, and Jeffrey “JJ” Bright, 16.

Their mother was taken to the county jail without incident and was charged with two counts of homicide. It was not known whether she had retained a lawyer.

The motive for the shootings was unclear.

The youngest victim was a student at Ambridge High School.

District officials posted a statement offering offering condolences and providing assistance to students, parents and teachers.

“The district has counselors available for any student who may need or want help or any type of assistance surrounding this loss,” the statement said.

*This post was updated at 11:45 a.m. on Feb. 24, 2021 to correctly identify the younger child.

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