Police: 75-year-old woman shoots, kills son-in-law


by WHAS11 News


Posted on August 29, 2011 at 8:52 AM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 6:18 AM

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WHAS11)- New details are being released Monday about what may have led a 75-year-old New Albany woman to allegedly shoot and kill her 49-year-old son-in-law.

It happened late Sunday on Culbertson Ave in New Albany.

Family members of Nettie Luckett, 75, returned to her home this evening. Her great niece, Courtney McGarry, just heard the tragic news only hours before.

"I just found out about it earlier, I'm just speechless. I just don't know what to say right now," McGarry.

Late Sunday, New Albany police say Luckett shot and killed her son-in-law, Doug Randolph, 49. He died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Family members say they were the only two in the house on Culbertson Avenue Sunday night. McGgarry says it just doesn't add up.

"I just found out and I'm shaking like a leaf. I'm speechless and I came over here to see if anybody was still here. You figure they'd have it all taped up. I knocked on the door but nothing," says McGarry.

Friends believe this was all a horrible accident. Don Coomer who lives across the street says Randolph came over every Sunday to pick up Luckett and take her to babysit her grandkids.

"There was never no confrontation. They was quiet," said Coomer.

Luckett lived here for more than 30 years. Neighbors here call it a shocking tragedy.

"It's scary. It sure is, "says neighbor Joyce McGill.

"She was a nice person as far as I know," says neighbor John McGill.

Tuesday New Albany Police and the Floyd County prosecutor will hold a press conference and release new details and information on this case.