Shooting Suspect Held on $2 Million Bail

The woman is accused of killing her mother earlier this month.

A 24-year-old woman accused of fatally shooting her mother, whose body was found on Valentine's Day inside her Woodland Hills home, was ordered today to remain jailed on $2 million bail.

Laura L. Purviance is scheduled to be arraigned March 21 in Van Nuys Superior Court in connection with the Feb. 13 slaying of her 61-year-old mother, Caroline Purviance.

The criminal complaint, filed Feb. 19, charges Purviance with one count of murder and alleges that she personally and intentionally discharged a handgun.

Caroline Purviance's body was found about 8:20 p.m. Feb. 14 inside her residence in the 5600 block of Mason Avenue.

Her daughter was arrested by Oregon state troopers at the Valley of the Rogue rest area along Interstate 5, about 13 miles north of Medford, Ore. She was returned to the Southland and booked Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Department. If convicted, she could face up to life in prison, according to the District Attorney's Office.


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