Woman sentenced in funeral home standoff
April 8, 2003
A Carson City woman, charged in December with assault with a deadly weapon after a hourlong standoff with police in the parking lot of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home, was sentenced Monday to probation.
Bexerly Mora, originally charged with five counts of assault with a
deadly weapon for aiming a .38-caliber revolver at Carson City sheriff’s deputies and one count of discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle, pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm and was given probation, in lieu of 48 months in prison. The other charges were dropped.
Mora also must undergo a mental evaluation.
She held police at bay for more than an hour Dec. 9 as she sat in her car in the parking lot of FitzHenry’s on Edmonds Drive.
Sheriff’s deputies said she pointed a .38-caliber revolver at them as they tried to coax her from the car.
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According to a sheriff’s report, she wanted to “take a nurse hostage by gunpoint, force them to shoot her up with drugs, then kill herself.” Mora denies that report.
After holding police off for more than an hour, Mora tossed away the weapon and drove to the rear of the business, where officers pulled her from the car.