Elizabeth “Betsy” Wall, 64, will spend the rest of her life in prison after pleading guilty but mentally ill to murder charges last Friday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Jenna Wall, 35, was inside her parents’ home in Powder Springs, Georgia, in June 2016 when Elizabeth — who claims she was hearing voices at the time — shot her four times and left her to die.
Georgia ‘Rambo’ Grandma, Elizabeth Wall fatally shot former daughter-in-law Jenna Wall, after her son accused wife of having affair
Jenna Wall and the her sons who are at the center of the custody battle
Betsy’s son Jerrod and Jenna were involved in a messy divorce and child custody battle, before she murdered her daughter-in-law
Jenna’s two sons, both under the age of 10, were with her but were taken outside by Elizabeth prior to the shooting and told to wait in a pickup truck.
The deranged granny researched shootings and purchased a firearm more than two months before the murder, police said.
Jenna, who worked as a kindergarten teacher in Cobb County, filed from divorce from Elizabeth’s son Jerrod in October 2015, saying that their 11-year marriage was “irretrievably broken.”
Jerrod had claimed his wife had an affair and fought for custody of the boys, and he claimed he was denied visitation rights.
Elizabeth had spent time in a mental facility following her arrest, according to Jimmy Berry, her defense attorney, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
“Certainly she was very remorseful about what happened. She’s been very open with me about it,” Berry said.
“I think that’s what caused the shooting, the voices she heard, believing that was the best thing to do. She anticipated she would shoot herself, but ultimately she didn’t.”