KFDM 6 News has obtained a probable cause affidavit for a murder warrant against an 87-year-old man, including disturbing details linked to the shooting death of a 77-year-old acquaintance.
Norman Dean Land is now charged with murder in the shooting death of June Jeffcoat. He's in the Hardin County Jail on a $750,000 bond.
According to the affidavit, a caregiver for Jeffcoat arrived at her home on Bonner Street in Silsbee shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday.
The caregiver told police that when she knocked on the door, Jeffcoat said, "come in." She heard the defendant, whom she knows as Norman Land, state, "come back later, we're busy." The caregiver said she needed to come in. According to the affidavit, Land replied, "you can come in if you want to, but your (expletive) is gonna get shot, too."
The woman returned to her vehicle, at which time she heard one gunshot from inside the residence. Officers and detectives responded to the scene and found Jeffcoat's body in a large chair in her dining room. She had two gunshot wounds.
The Silsbee police officer who wrote the affidavit says he spoke with a man by phone, who said Land had come to the man's home at about 8 a.m. The man said Land told him that he (Land) was "going to be in trouble."
According to the affidavit, "Land said that he had gotten into an argument with June Jeffcoat over a purse and he shot her twice, causing her to fall into a chair. After falling into the chair, he said he shot her a third time."
The man said Land told him he left the gun in her house behind a door.
Police say Land's mail and some of his belongings were found in Jeffcoat's residence, scattered on the floor of the dining room.
We spoke with Shawanna Roberts, a niece of June Jeffcoat.
"My aunt was a loving and kind woman who loved her family and stayed to herself," said Roberts. "She didn’t bother nobody and would give you the shirt off her back. She was always helping everyone who needs help. She didn’t meet a stranger. She was a sweet lady and she will be truly missed."