Woman accused of shooting mother while she slept undergoes mental evaluation

Woman accused of shooting mother while she slept undergoes mental evaluation
SCSO announced Jones' confession Saturday after Tuesday night's shooting. (Source: SCSO)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The 22-year-old woman accused of shooting her mother in her home appeared in court Monday

Alexcia Jones appeared in court to undergo a mental evaluation after being in jail since her arrest on Aug. 24.

Shelby County deputies say Jones’ mother was shot while she slept a their home on Orange Tulip Drive, north of Bartlett. Deputies confronted Jones and said she admitted to shooting her mother.

Woman shot while sleeping at home

Jones now faces felony charges of attempted murder and tampering with evidence. Her criminal history shows she’s only been charged with traffic violations before the shooting.

Jones’ mother was treated and released from the hospital.

Her next court date is set for Nov. 5.

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