A Florida woman who fatally shot a Black neighbor during a dispute over kids playing outside admitted hurling racial slurs at the children and told detectives the victim threatened to kill her, according to an arrest affidavit.
The arrest affidavit released from the sheriff’s Office said Lorincz became “angry” that neighborhood children, including the children of the victim, were playing near her home.
When the 10-year-old asked Lorincz to return the tablet, he told the deputy, the woman threw it to the ground and yelled at him.
The child claimed Lorincz threw roller skates at him, according to the affidavit.
The defendant painted a different picture of events in her interview with a sheriff’s deputy, according to the affidavit.
Lorincz also told the deputy that Owens’ children had told her “they would kill her” in the past, according to the affidavit.
In a second interview with law enforcement, the affidavit said the defendant acknowledged using racial slurs toward children in the past. »