A New Jersey woman accused of shooting and killing her wife during a domestic altercation made her first court appearance via video conference on Monday.
Laura Bluestein, 28, was arrested on Sunday for shooting her partner, Felicia Dormans, 29, in the face at their home in Mount Holly, New Jersey.
Dressed in an orange jumpsuit, Bluestein appeared in court to hear the charges she faced.
She has been charged with murder, weapons possession and tampering with evidence and was booked into the Burlington County Jail.
Burlington County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the couple’s home after receiving a call from one of Bluestein’s relatives, saying there had been an assault at the residence.
When police showed up at the house, they found Dormans dead from a gunshot wound to the face, WPVI reported.
Police are still trying to ascertain what caused Bluestein to shoot her wife.