Woman charged with killing her 14-year-old daughter

Svetlana Borisovna Laurel also charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment.

Svetlana Borisovna Laurel, 52, was charged with aggravated murder in the first degree, attempted murder in the first degree, kidnapping in the first degree and unlawful imprisonment.

All of these charges are domestic violence related.

She is currently being held without bail at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle.

Her arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 3, 2019.

The aggravated murder, attempted murder and kidnapping charges all carry a maximum punishment of life in prison. If convicted of aggravated murder, charging documents stated, she would be required to serve a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

On Dec. 18, Laurel reportedly shot and killed her 14-year-old daughter and also attempted to shoot her 53-year-old ex-husband.

According to charging documents, Laurel and her ex-husband also have a 12-year-old son. Documents also stated they divorced in 2016.

Prior to their divorce, the family used to live in Kent before the father and children moved to their current home in Renton.

Following the divorce, documents stated, Laurel had primary custody of the children until “some incidents and continual court hearings” had changed the parenting agreement to give the father full-time custody of the children. Laurel was only allowed supervised visits, documents stated.

While the father and daughter were at an event in Seattle Dec. 18, Laurel reportedly showed up at their Renton home where the son had stayed home to work on homework, according to charging documents.

She reportedly arrived at the home about 10 minutes after they had left and waited more than two hours for them to return.

According to the son, he thought it was unusual that his mom was there because she usually doesn’t come over to their home. He added the last time she was there was about eight months ago.

He noted that his mom was carrying two bags with her and when she entered the home, she gave him Christmas presents along with old clothes of his from her house, the documents stated.

The son mentioned to his mom that she had given him old clothes and she told him that was all she could afford since losing her job.

She then locked the front door as well as the door that leads to the garage.

Laurel asked her son to show him around the main floor and then asked him to lead her to his room, the documents stated.

She then told him to sit on the ground and that is when she zip-tied his wrists behind his back and his ankles together.

Charging documents continued, stating she pulled out an old sock and stuffed it in his mouth, duct taping it in.

She tried to get information out of him but was reportedly having difficulties because of the sock. She removed the sock and showed him a stun gun. She reportedly showed him how it worked and told him if he screamed, she would use it on him.

While the son was now detained in his room, Laurel began to talk about court, his father and how his father was ruining her life, the documents stated.

Also during this period, Laurel spoke on the phone to someone in Russian — the son stated there was only one person she would call and speak in Russian to, his godfather and a college friend of her’s who lives in New York.

Detectives spoke with the friend, who told them he did receive a strange call from her that evening.

She reportedly told him she had amended her will to include him in it, the documents stated.

The friend reportedly told her that he was traveling the next day and asked if he could call her back tomorrow. In Russian, she said to him “I’m not going to be here.”

He told detectives he took this to mean she was suicidal and was going to kill herself. He tried calling her back multiple times but was unsuccessful.

The charging documents stated after about 20 to 30 minutes, he was bothered by her call and decided to call the police. He was eventually transfered to Kent Police — according to the computer aided dispatch, the call came in at 7:24 p.m.

The father and daughter returned home around 8 p.m.

When they pulled into the garage, the father noted he did not see her vehicle and did not know she was inside the home.

They got out of his vehicle and noticed the garage to house door was locked which was unusual. Once they got inside, charging documents stated, they were immediately greeted by Laurel.

Both of them asked why she was there but before they could get an answer, she reportedly pulled the stun gun and used it on her ex.

While Laurel reportedly attacked him, their daughter ran upstairs to call 911. According to dispatch, her call came in around 8:13 p.m.

She told the operator her mother was attacking her father and that she had zip-tied her brother.

During his interview, the father told detectives she gained control over him by using the stun gun. She reportedly told him to sit at the kitchen table where she instructed him to zip tie his legs together. Then she zip-tied his hands together.

She reportedly put down the stun gun and pulled out a handgun. Charging documents stated she told him “You’ve made my life miserable. Now I’m gonna make your’s miserable. If you move from that chair I’ll blow your brains out.”

Laurel then struck him a few times with the gun and pointed it at his head, the documents stated. He told detectives he believed she was bluffing and that she wouldn’t shoot anyone.

He yelled she had a gun. The son heard his warning and relayed the information to his sister who told the operator.

Laurel then grabbed more zip ties and made her way upstairs where she confronted her daughter.

She asked Laurel what she was doing but instead of getting an answer, her mom told her to sit down. The daughter continued asking questions and her mom finally told her if she didn’t stop, her head would be gone, the documents stated.

The daughter was still on the phone with 911 during the interaction with her mom and the recording captured her being upset that she called 911. She can be heard saying something about “blow your head off,” the documents continued.

Then the sound of zip ties can be heard on the recording, the documents stated.

A few seconds later, both the father and son reported hearing a single gunshot followed by Laurel returning back downstairs.

The son was still zip-tied together but according to the documents, he was able to hop into his sister’s room where he saw she had been shot.

When Laurel returned back downstairs, she entered the kitchen and pointed the gun at her ex. She reportedly pulled the trigger but the gun did not fire, it appeared to be jammed, the documents stated.

While she struggled with the gun, he was able to untie his hands and get the gun away from her. He then slammed her into the wall and moved toward the front door.

As he opened the door, officers arrived and the husband turned over the gun. Charging documents stated the father and son were still zip tied when officers arrived.

Laurel’s vehicle was later discovered down the street at a dead end where it would not have been noticed when they returned home.

When officers went through the bags Laurel had arrived with, it was discovered that the father and son’s phones were inside along with what appeared to be their laptops.

When officers located the daughter in her room it was determined she was shot at close range. The documents also stated that her ankles and hands had been zip tied.

According to charging documents, Laurel has no criminal history.

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