Dad who shot his daughter through a door in the middle of the night after mistaking her for an intruder is charged with murder

By CHANTALLE EDMUNDS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM AND AP

Authorities in South Carolina have charged a man with killing his own daughter, whom he mistook for a potential intruder.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office says 43-year-old Jermaine Pressley faces charges of murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and three counts of felon in possession of a firearm, in addition to drug charges.

Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant, Jimmy Bolt, said in a statement that Pressley heard someone trying to enter his home on May 19, so he shot through a door.

The coroner’s office says the gunfire wounded Nadeja Jermainequa Pressley, 23, and she died soon after.

The twenty-three year old had discussed bringing food over earlier that day, and had let herself in with a key when tragedy struck.

Deputies said officers responding to the shooting in the early hours of Sunday found heroin and cocaine in Pressley’s Greenville home.

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