JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A woman charged with killing a man driving past her house after she came home and found her home burglarized pleaded not guilty Monday to second-degree murder.
Karla Davis, 36, had just returned to her home on Ancona Drive North just after 9 p.m. Feb. 21 with her daughter and boyfriend when she discovered her house had been broken into.
Police said Ian Klinedinst, 22, was in a vehicle with his 2-year-old daughter and friend. He was being followed by his girlfriend, her friend and two other children in another vehicle. Both vehicles drove by Davis' home on the way to a well-known place for socializing at the end of Earline Circle North.
The first car weaved around Davis' car, and as the other car occupied by Klinedinst (pictured) and his 2-year-old passed, Davis fired a shot, hitting Klinedinst's face.
The driver of the other vehicle fired a shot back at Davis' car, but missed. Police said he would not be charged.
Davis went back to her house, packed a bag and went to a hotel. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office found her and arrested her.
Police said Davis claimed the shooting was in self-defense, but witness accounts and physical evidence refute that claim.
Davis was booked into the Duval County Jail on a murder charge.
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