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Mother facing murder charge after daughter, 7, fatally shot

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Patricia Trucks is accused of fatally shooting her 7-year-old daughter (Credit: Franklin County Sheriff) Patricia Trucks is accused of fatally shooting her 7-year-old daughter (Credit: Franklin County Sheriff)
Authorities responded after a Franklin County girl was found dead inside her home Wednesday (Credit: KMOV) Authorities responded after a Franklin County girl was found dead inside her home Wednesday (Credit: KMOV)
Skyzoom 4 was over a Franklin County home after a girl was found dead Wednesday morning (Credit: KMOV) Skyzoom 4 was over a Franklin County home after a girl was found dead Wednesday morning (Credit: KMOV)
Authorities responded after a Franklin County girl was found dead inside her home Wednesday (Credit: KMOV) Authorities responded after a Franklin County girl was found dead inside her home Wednesday (Credit: KMOV)
Authorities responded after a Franklin County girl was found dead inside her home Wednesday (Credit: KMOV) Authorities responded after a Franklin County girl was found dead inside her home Wednesday (Credit: KMOV)

FRANKLIN COUNTY (KMOV.com) – A mother is facing a first-degree murder charge after her 7-year-old daughter was found dead inside a Franklin County home Wednesday morning.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the girl’s father returned home after working overnight and found his wife laying on the floor and his daughter deceased in a back bedroom.

The girl’s mother, later identified as Patricia Trucks, was conscious and breathing but incoherent when authorities arrived. She was transported to the hospital for an evaluation. Police named the 31-year-old as the main suspect after she made statements regarding her involvement.

"The mother has made some comments that would indicate a possible involvement, and we've talked with the father and some family members so right now we're considering her a suspect," Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said.

Deputies said they were called to the home, located in the 200 block of Maple Lake Court in Villa Ridge, around 7:10 a.m. for a possible homicide. 

Following the incident, relatives were stunned about the fatal shooting which took the life of Lillian Trucks.

"She was a ray of sunshine that we're all going to lose, she's gone, never have it again," James Hutchings, a relative, said.

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