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Sheriff: Mother killed for newborn child

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A Catoosa County mother of three was shot and killed Friday in a home she had never been to before, after investigators said she went there to meet a woman who was going to give her baby clothes.

Turns out, according to Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk that Natalia Roberts, 30, had been lured to the home at 227 Smoketree Circle to be killed.

"Catherine Goins had been living a ruse that she was pregnant with her most recent boyfriend's baby, but he had recently learned that she was not pregnant and left her," Sisk said. "Catherine Goins killed Natalia Roberts because she wanted her baby."

The home where Roberts was killed, according to investigators, was the home of her on again off again boyfriend.

Investigators said once inside the home, Goins shot Roberts in the back of the head and then fled the area with the victims two children a 3-year-old girl, and a 3-week-old girl. At some point, Sisk said Goins came back to the home around 1 p.m. Friday and told deputies that Roberts was killed in self-defense.

In a news release, the sheriff said that Goins told officers she was "inside the residence when she heard a noise. She advised officers that she called out; however, no one answered. She advised she heard the noise again and immediately ran to the bedroom where she received a firearm. She (Goins) advised she observed a darkened shadow in the area of the hallway that appeared to have something in their hand and she then discharged her firearm."

Sisk said that story was a lie and that Roberts was killed in cold blood.

"I think I am still in shock I have just been worried about those girls, they lost their mom," Lauren Smith said. Smith lives across the street from where Roberts was killed.

"I thought the lady staying there was pregnant, that is what the man that lived there told us. I thought she was having a baby, but apparently she was faking that," Smith said. "That is just beyond belief, something you see out of a movie, it is sad."

Goins was arrested by the U.S. Marshals and the Marion County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday in Tennessee. She faces multiple charges that include tampering with evidence and murder.

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