Mayor shot daughter in back
Autopsy reports show that Coppell Mayor Jayne Peters was several feet behind her daughter when she shot and killed the 19-year-old.
Records released Tuesday by the Dallas County medical examiner and Coppell police said Peters shot herself in the forehead sometime after killing her daughter, Corinne Peters, with a shot to the back of the neck.
Their bodies were found in their home earlier this month after Jayne Peters didn’t show up for a City Council meeting.
The Dallas Morning News reported that the women didn’t have alcohol or drugs in their systems when they died. Jayne Peters did have two patches for the powerful painkiller fentanyl on her back, but the medical examiner’s office found no evidence of the painkiller in her system.
The newspaper also reported that an anonymous donor gave the city $10,000 to cover Jayne Peters’ personal charges on a city credit card.