Boy accused of shooting woman was dating her daughter

August 28, 2015

SARATOGA Search warrants filed in Wood County show the teenager accused of fatally shooting a woman had been dating the victim's daughter who ended a relationship with the boy the day her mother was killed.

Gannett Central Wisconsin Media ( ) reports the warrants describe the events that led to the death of 47-year-old Theresa Coates at her home in Saratoga Aug. 17. Authorities say the 17-year-old Nekoosa boy tried to kill himself, but survived a gunshot wound.

The documents say Coates' 17-year-old daughter told police she ended her relationship with the boy the day of the shooting and he threatened to kill himself. The teen had a shotgun when he showed up at Coates' home. Authorities say he shot Coates in the abdomen and shot himself in the head. He remains hospitalized in critical condition.


Associated Press