SANTA ANA (   —  Trial is set to start Monday for a Rossmoor woman accused of murdering her 96-year-old mother.

Authorities said Christine Marie Reynolds, 72, is charged with one felony count of murder with a sentence enhancement for the personal discharge of a firearm and causing death.

If convicted, Reynolds faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life.

Opening statements are expected to begin Monday, Nov. 9 around 9:15 a.m. in the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Reynolds is accused of shooting her mother — Gretchen DeStefano — in the head around 4:15 p.m. on Aug. 28, 2014.

The DA said another resident of the home called the Orange County Sheriff’s Department immediately after the shooting. The OCSD investigated and arrested Reynolds.



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