Composite of sisters Janet Oyuga (pictured right) and Angela Oyuga (pictured left).
An 85-year-old in Federal Way, Washington has charged with premeditated murder and first degree assault in the shooting of two sisters. The shooting led to the death of one of the two sisters.
Police say they responded to a 911 call from the house at around 12:30am on December 19th. They say they initially did not know who the suspect was and who the victims were, as they found 85-year-old Beverly Jenne on her bed with an electrical cord wrapped around her neck and a gun next to her, according to Q13 Fox TV.
They also found Janet Oyuga’s body in the home with multiple gunshot wounds. Janet’s sister, Angela Oyuga, was also in the house, shot and fighting for her life.
Police say that the three women lived in the same house, and believe Beverly killed Janet then lay in wait for her sister Angela to get home from work. As soon as Angela got home, Beverly shot her in the back. Beverly then tried to commit suicide, according to police, who say they found a suicide note inside her car. In the note, Beverly said Janet was not a very nice person and that Janet was getting ready to evict her. "I think she was getting ready to evict me, and I'm 85 and have no place to go,” read Beverly’s note.
Investigators say Beverly had lived in the house since 1979, but the house was foreclosed and cold in November, 2019. The new owner allowed Beverly to continue living in the house while it was being renovated. Janet and Angela Oyuga then entered into a rent-to-own agreement with the new owner and allowed Beverly to continue living in the house until she found another place to live so that she would not end up homeless, according to Q13 Fox TV.
“The African culture teaches you to extend grace to those who need it support the needy, more so the elderly, the children and the sick,” Pastor Festus Gumbo, who knew the sisters, told Q13 Fox TV.
“And they thought it wasn't going to take a long time before the previous owner of the house to move out, little did they know that the previous owner had plans of not wanting to move, going by what happened.”
The family plans to send Janet’s body back to Kenya for burial. A GoFundMe account has been set up for this purpose.