Police: Woman Stabbed Mother, Daughter at Retirement Community

By Ellen Goldberg
|  Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012  |  Updated 6:11 AM CDT
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North Texas woman is accused of stabbing her mother and daughter in a gated retirement community.

Ellen Goldberg, NBC 5 News

North Texas woman is accused of stabbing her mother and daughter in a gated retirement community.

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A North Texas woman, accused of stabbing her mother and daughter in a gated retirement community, is being held in the Dallas County Jail on Tuesday night.

Around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, Desoto Police say 41-year-old Veronica Johnson rammed through one of the gates at the Bridgemoor retirement community, in the 400 block of West Wintergreen Road.

After knocking the gate off of the hinges, police say Johnson went straight to her mother's townhouse and used a hammer to smash out the glass patio door. Inside were her 66-year-old mother, her 21-year-old daughter, and 13-year-old son. Desoto Police say they had to use a stun gun to stop Johnson.

According to Dallas County court records, Johnson was just released from jail September 27, after she was arrested for check forgery. She was supposed to be in court Wednesday for a protective order hearing. It appears her son, a juvenile, was trying to get a protective order against her. 

Johnson is being held in the Dallas County Jail on $2 million bond.

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