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Florida girl, 12, calls 911 to report finding mother's body

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 12:53:22-05

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 911 call reveals how a 12-year-old girl reported finding her mother dead in their Central Florida home.

The Orlando Sentinel reports 29-year-old Brooke Jenkins-Pugh was killed Dec. 19 in her Orlando home.

In a 911 call released this week, Jenkins-Pugh's daughter told a dispatcher she and her three siblings were wondering why they had not been woken up for school when they found their mother in a pool of blood surrounded by bullet casings.

The children are between the ages of 2 and 13. They went into another room for safety, and the 12-year-old told the dispatcher she did not want to check if her mother was breathing.

Police said Jenkins-Pugh's husband, 29-year-old Nelonza Pugh, left the home after shooting her. He's being held without bond on a charge of second-degree murder.