Woman Arrested For Murder in February Homicide

Woman Arrested For Murder in February Homicide

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland woman has been arrested for murder in a case originally called a suicide.

24-year-old Jessica Caro turned herself in on Wednesday night.

The same day the midland police department had issued a warrant for her arrest.

On February 4, Police were called to an apparent suicide.

They found 22-year-old Krysta Copeland in a house in the 1400 block of East Jax Avenue.

Copeland had a single gunshot wound to her head.

It was originally called a suicide but the autopsy revealed it was actually a homicide.

The Medical Examiner told investigators the gunshot came from a distance farther than the victims reach.

Caro told police she was not in the room when the gun went off but a gunshot residue test showed she had recently fired or handled a gun.

This isn't the first time Caro has been in trouble with the law.

Back in 2013, she was arrested for breaking into a home and beating up a woman.