Girls Beat Mom of Murder Suspect

Authorities say the woman's wig was ripped off in the courtroom.

Court officials in Philadelphia say three women attacked the mother of a suspect during a preliminary hearing on murder charges stemming from a Valentine's Day shooting that killed two women.

The three women were charged with contempt of court after brawling with the mother of 27-year-old Shaun Warrick inside a Philadelphia courtroom on Wednesday.

The women were among a large group of friends and family of 19-year-old Tiffany Burnhill and her cousin, 21-year-old Mercedes Ivery. Authorities say Warrick was Burnhill's former boyfriend and
fatally shot both women on February 14.

The Philadelphia Daily News reports Warrick's mother was hit with a flying pocketbook then punched before her wig was ripped off in front of the judge.

Warrick was held for trial on charges including two counts of first-degree murder.

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