Thirty seven year old Catherine Goins is in police custody and being charged with murder, after plotting to kill a young mother and kidnap her two children, ages 3 weeks and 3 years.
The murder occurred last week at 227 Somketree Circle in Tennessee, where Catherine, originally of Hixon, lured 30 year old Natalie Roberts to the house of her ex boyfriend. Natalie, a Georgia resident, was supposed to meet Catherine at the home, where she believed she would be receiving baby clothes from Catherine for her 3 week old baby, but instead, was shot dead by Catherine.
According to police reports, the motive for this murder was Catherine’s ex boyfriend, who left her because she allegedly faked a pregnancy. Catherine in turn, lured Natalie to his home, where she planned to murder her and pass her two children off as her own.
Autopsy reports show that Natalie was shot in the back of her head.
Catherine called the local police after the killing, and told them that she had heard noises in the home and thought there was an intruder inside. She claimed she instinctively grabbed a .380 caliber hand gun and shot Natalie.
In in a press conference, Gary Sisk of the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department, dismantled her claim of innocence, confirming that Catherine had met Natalie on Friday and told her to come to the home. As they were both walking down a flight of stairs, Catherine pulled out her gun and shot her.
Catherine reportedly called her ex boyfriend, Tony Roberts and told him that she had shot and intruder in his home, not before attempting to clean up the crime scene. Tony then arrived at his home and found the body of Natalie Roberts and called 911. At this point, Catherine was fleeing with Natalie’s two children and he convinced her to return to the home.
Catherine was arrested on Tuesday and charged with:
- Malice Murder
- Felony Murder
- Tampering with Evidence
- Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a crime
Natalie’s two children are currently staying with family.