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Note: Victim Caroline Purviance, 61, of Woodland Hills, was a special education teaching assistant for the William S. Hart Union High School District. She worked for the district from March 1999 to January 2004. She was hired at Valencia High School as an instructional assistant; she also worked at Saugus and Canyon high schools in the same capacity.

 

Caroline Sue Purviance (Nielsen)

Victim Caroline Sue Purviance (Nielsen)

[District Attorney] – A 25-year-old woman was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for the fatal shooting of her mother in Woodland Hills, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Laura L. Purviance was held to answer to one count of murder with a special circumstance allegation of lying in wait following a preliminary hearing presided by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Kellogg.

Purviance will be arraigned on Feb. 18 in Department E of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Van Nuys Branch.

The defendant allegedly shot and killed her 61-year-old mother, Caroline Purviance, on Feb. 13, 2013.

The felony complaint, case LA073342, also alleges that Purviance personally and intentionally discharged a handgun.

The special circumstance allegation makes this a potential death penalty case. Prosecutors will decide later whether to seek the death penalty.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.

 

 

 

 

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