Police Say Woman Shot Cousin Over Short Shorts On Easter

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – 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 leg-baring shorts worn by 19-year-old Danielle Pickens sparked a verbal and physical confrontation with 42-year-old 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 Monday.

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.

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