Arraignment set for woman accused in San Carlos double-murder

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A 55-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder at a San Carlos apartment early Sunday after she called a relative in another state and mentioned her husband and teenaged daughter were dead, San Diego police said.

The relative she called apparently contacted local police, who then informed San Diego authorities, San Diego police Lt. Kevin Rooney said. Officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 7200 block of Navajo Road on a report of a shooting about 1:35 a.m., and made contact by phone with the woman inside the apartment, Rooney said.

The officers convinced the woman — identified by police as Regina Johnson — to come outside, where she was detained, Rooney said. The bodies of a 56-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl were discovered inside, Rooney said.

The man and girl could have been fatally shot as early as Wednesday and the suspect had remained in the apartment since, Rooney said. Gunshots in the area where the family of three lived were not reported to police in the past few days, Rooney said.

Johnson had been laid off from a financial planning company, Rooney said. A motive for the shootings was not immediately known and the victims have not been positively identified.

Johnson was booked into Los Colinas Detention Facility on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder. She is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to jail records.


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