Mom held without bail for school bus stop duel

Posted at 7:08 PM, Apr 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-01 19:08:24-04

WEST VIRGINIA (PIX11) One mother is dead; another mother faces prison time… After their kids had a fight on the school bus.

42-year-old Judith Kowaleski is charged with first-degree murder. She’s accused of shooting the mother of one of her daughter’s classmates…Elizabeth Slagle in the chest.

The two women began texting back and forth after their daughters got into a fight on the school bus.

Their conversations escalated until the two arranged to meet to allegedly sort things out.

Both showed up at the designated time, and began screaming at each other.BKowaleski says Slagle came at her with a taser. She says her gun went off while she was defending herself.

Kowaleski is being held on a first degree murder charge with no bail set.