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Family: Woman Kills Granddaughter With Cerebral Palsy Then Herself

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SHELBYVILLE, Ky (WAVE 3) Family members told WAVE 3 that a grandmother killed her granddaughter and then turned the gun on herself Monday.

The 14-year-old granddaughter, Aurelia Castillo, had cerebral palsy, according to her mother, Samantha Castillo. Samantha said her mother, Julia Cash-Owens killed Aurelia and then herself.

WAVE 3 reports that police said they responded to the home on a report of two people with possible gunshot wounds.

The news station reports that Cash-Owens' son stated "we still don't know what actually occurred yesterday," and "I'm so heartbroken that this has occurred. I never got to say bye to my mom. Today, I'm choosing to celebrate her life." 

Cash-Owens died at the scene. The teenage victim was rushed to a hospital where she died. A motive hasn't been released. Police said that the deaths are being investigated as a domestic matter and no additional suspects 

Samantha and Aurelia Castillo, Cash-Owens and Samantha's younger son lived together at the home on Hunting Hills.

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