Woman arraigned on murder charges; accused of killing co-worker in Taylor

Posted at 6:10 PM, Oct 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 18:11:04-04

Two days after the deadly shooting involving co-workers at Burlington Coat Factory in Taylor, Sandra Waller was charged with murder of Lorraine Faison.

Waller, 49, was arraigned by video Wednesday. The Taylor resident was charged with murder in the first degree by premeditation and one count of felony firearm.

The shooting early Monday morning at the store in the 22300 block of Eureka Road took place a day after the two women had argued Faison was shot in the chest. 

When police arrived, Waller was still at the location with a gun in her waistband. Faison, also 49, was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

Fasion's niece talked about her aunt and losing her to violence.

"It's not fair at all," she said. "She took a mother. She took a grandmother, a friend, a sister, just because of an altercation? There is no argument that anyone can ever have to make you feel like that you're God. Ever."

A Taylor police detective requested no bond but the judge ordered a $250, 000 bond cash or surety for the defendant. Waller will be back in court for a probable cause conference on October 30. 

A Gofundme page has been established to help Faison's family.