Homicide in the Gold Country is not very common, yet it still occurs. Last night, October 16, 2013 at 10:15 p.m. was just such an occasion.
56 year-old Charity Ford is sitting in the Calaveras Jail, charged with murder, and attempted murder. At 10:15 last night, Deputies were called to 5799 Amos Lane in Burson Ca. to investigate a shooting. On arrival, the Deputies found one 52 year-old deceased male and one 20 year-old critically wounded female.
The Sheriff's Department has not yet released the name of the male, however, Charity and Randolph Ford appear to be the owners of record of a home at 5799 Amos Lane. The female who was transported to a Modesto hospital, with gunshot wounds is Britney McGhee. McGhee is the step grand-daughter of the deceased, and was living in the home with Randolph and Charity Ford along with Britney's five month-old baby boy.
It was McGhee who called Sheriff's Deputies to the home, after being shot. The baby was unharmed in the incident, and no word of the disposition of the child is available at this time.