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Middletown woman accused of shooting, killing sister

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Posted at 10:27 AM, Oct 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-20 16:13:24-04

MIDDLETOWN, OH — Middletown Police have charged a woman with murder after she allegedly shot and killed her sister.

Monica Ann Pennington, 48, was taken into custody Wednesday after police found her sister, 52-year-old Pamela Pennington, suffering from a gunshot wound at a home they shared on the 1600 block of Lafayette Ave. Middletown dispatchers received a call at about 8:40 a.m. from a woman who identified herself as Monica saying she shot her sister.

"I shot her," the caller said. "She was beating me. She wouldn't leave me alone."

Chief David Birk said Pamela Pennington was alert and talking while being taken to Atrium Medical Center, where she later died of her injuries.

Monica Pennington was charged with murder, and her arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 21 in Middletown Municipal Court. She is being held at Middletown City Jail.