Woman put grandsons in car, returns and kills daughter-in-law

Elizabeth Brown Wall, age 65 (Photo Source: Cobb County Jail)
Elizabeth Brown Wall, age 65 (Photo Source: Cobb County Jail)

A murder of a family member is horrific but it becomes more so if you’re a child and your grandmother is the killer of your mother. Police in Cobb County, Georgia have arrested Elizabeth Brown Wall, 65, for the murder of her daughter-in-law, Jenna Wall, 35, a kindergarten teacher at Kemp Elementary School.

According to police, Elizabeth Wall took her grandchildren, ages 7 and 8, from their mother’s home and placed them in her car. She then returned to the residence and according to police shot and killed Jenna Wall while the children heard arguing and gunshots. One of the older children called his father Jerrod Wall, an investigator for the Paulding County District Attorney’s office while the shooting took place. It is also being reported that Elizabeth Wall called her son and told him that he had killed the mother of his children. The Walls were in the midst of an ugly divorce and had been separated for about a year before the incident took place. Jerrod Wall claimed in a recent filing that Jenna Wall was having an affair and had taken the boys on one of the encounters. Jerrod Wall claimed that Jenna Wall was keeping the boys from him and denying his visitation time.

Jerrod Wall rushed to the residence of his estranged wife to find his wife dead and his mother placing a gun to her head. Police soon arrived at the scene and were able to take Elizabeth Wall into custody without incident. Detectives at the scene questioned the children and remained for several hours while processing the crime scene. Wall has since been charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony and third-degree cruelty to children and is being held without bond at the Cobb County Jail. At this time, no motivation was given for the tragic murder.

Jenna Wall is being called a devoted and loving mother and teacher by friends, family and co-workers.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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