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Trial date set for woman charged with murder of 3-month-old boy and his uncle

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Posted at 2:00 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 11:06:13-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A trial date has been set for Ivory Smith, the 36-year-old Indianapolis woman charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in the shooting death of a 3-month-old boy and his 37-year-old uncle, over the weekend.

The Marion County Prosecutor's Office filed the charges Monday and Smith was in court Tuesday.

Smith's trial is set for November 18, but is likely to be delayed.

The Marion County Coroner says William Wilson Jr. and his nephew, Kahdor T. Wilson, were the victims of Saturday's shooting on Guilford Avenue.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to scene around 1:30 p.m. near East 23rd Street and North College Avenue.

Responding officers found three people suffering gunshot wounds at the scene, one of them was a 3-month-old infant.

William and his nephew, Kahdor, were pronounced dead at the scene. The third victim, identified as William's mother, was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to court documents, when officers arrived Smith, identified as William's girlfriend, approached the front door and placed her hands behind her back. When an officer asked what she was doing, Smith said, 'I shot him.' The officer asked who and she replied, 'My fiancee.'

In court documents, Smith reportedly told police she and William got into an argument and physical altercation on Friday where she threw liquor in his face and he allegedly poured liquor in her hair. Smith claimed he pinned her down and she attempted to bite him but could not. She said he then bit her and began to choke her and threatened to kill her. He allegedly told her to get away from him and they went to bed.

According to court documents, when the couple woke up on Saturday, he reportedly told her to pack her stuff and leave. She refused and he became angry. The argument continued when he allegedly lunged at her, grabbing her foot and she kicked his hand away. She grabbed the gun, raised it and shot William multiple times after he told her, 'B---h, do it.'

Smith reportedly told police she was scared but that William was not trying to 'get her' when she shot him.

In court documents, Smith said William ran out of the room but she was unsure where he went. She said William has kept a gun in his mother's room in the past so she went to his mother's room. Smith told police she stopped in the doorway and started shooting at William's mother as she sat at the edge of the bed. She reportedly told police, 'I just snapped.'

Smith also reportedly told police she thought she was firing at William and fired until the gun went empty. She claimed to not know she shot the baby, according to court documents.