Posted on March 29, 2011

Deputies: 17-Year-Old Girl Assaults Mother with Gun to Get New Vehicle

Dennis Culver, News Press, March 28, 2011

A 17-year-old girl was charged Friday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and battery after deputies say she pulled a gun on her mother during an argument.

Rachel Anne Hachero was upset because her mother wouldn’t co-sign on a vehicle purchase, according to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office report.

The teen’s mother told investigators Hachero threatened to kill her when she refused to co-sign for the vehicle.

Hachero then confronted her mother at home with a gun and pistol-whipped her head, according to the report.

After pistol-whipping her mother, Hachero pointed the gun at her mother’s head and stomach and told her she was going with her to sign for the car, according to the report.

The mother told investigators Hachero ordered her mother into the vehicle and demanded she drive to the dealership to sign for the car or she would shoot her.


The mother told investigators she went through Hachero’s purse Friday while Hachero was at school and located the gun, drugs and drug paraphernalia.

The mother told investigators she did not want to press charges against Hachero, because she had recently been accepted to several Ivy League colleges.

Deputies decided to charge Hachero due to the nature of the incident.