ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Two women were found dead inside a home on Canterclub Trail Thursday near Apopka, deputies said.
Patricia Calvache, a relative of the victim, told Channel 9 that Marilyn Calvache shot and killed her sick, elderly grandmother.
“My niece just must have snapped, because she wasn’t that type of person. I mean, she didn’t plan this. She was planning on going to work in the morning,” Patricia Calvache said.
Patricia Calvache lives at the home with her husband, his mother and his niece.
Patricia Calvache said the grandmother was more than 90 years old, very sick and in a lot of pain.
She was being taken care of by Marilyn Calvache.
“We had tried everything to help her, and she still had the terrible, terrible headaches. She would wake up crying. She couldn’t sleep in the middle of the night,” Patricia Calvache said.
Patricia Calvache told Channel 9 that she believes the granddaughter shot and killed her grandmother to put her out of her misery and then took her own life.
“She loved her grandmother with all her heart. She had been taking care of her for 40 years. She just couldn’t stand to see her suffer any longer,” Patricia Calvache said.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office has not confirmed that information, but said they aren’t searching for suspects, and it’s a death investigation.
"This is an active and ongoing death investigation. It appears to be contained to the residence. We don't have any subjects outstanding," said Jeff Williamson, of the Orange County Sheriff's Office