Burson Woman Charged With Killing Husband To Stand Trial

Burson Woman Charged With Killing Husband To Stand Trial

A Burson woman charged with killing her husband and shooting her granddaughter at their Burson home in 2013 will stand trial in Calaveras County Superior Court. Following a 20-minute competency hearing on Friday, Judge Tim Healy ruled Charity Ford, could understand proceedings and would be able to assist in her own defense. According to court documents, on Oct. 16, 2013, when deputies arrived at the home, they found Ford’s husband, Randolph Ford, face down in the driveway. He was allegedly shot during an argument between the couple, when Charity confronted him of cheating on her. Inside the home, Ford’s granddaughter, Britney McGee was found with a nonfatal gunshot wound. Also present at the time of the shooting was McGee’s five month old son. Ford was charged on three felony counts related to murder, attempted murder and child endangerment. She pleaded not guilty to all three allegations in 2014. Ford has been in custody at the Calaveras County Jail on $3 million bail since the incident. Ford’s trial is expected to begin in mid-2018. 

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