Police say fight over Easter attire led to deadly shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police in Ohio say a woman shot her cousin
to death during an argument that started because one woman didn't
think the other was dressed properly for Easter dinner.
Columbus police Officer Jean Holmes said in court Tuesday that
the short-shorts worn by 19-year-old Danielle Pickens sparked a
verbal and physical confrontation with Evelyn Burgess on Sunday at
Burgess' home.
Police say Pickens walked outside to leave and Burgess shot her
in the head with a handgun. Pickens died at a hospital early
Forty-two-year-old Burgess is charged with one count of murder.
During her initial court appearance Tuesday, Franklin County
Municipal Court Judge William Pollitt set bond at $500,000.
There was no immediate comment from Burgess' public defender.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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