Kansas boy accused of shooting drunk mom charged with murder
August 14, 2019
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed a second-degree murder charge against a boy who was 14 when he shot and killed his drunken mom at a mansion near Wichita.
The Wichita Eagle reports that juvenile court Judge Patrick Walters said during a court hearing Tuesday that the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office filed the more severe charge in an amended complaint on Monday.
The boy had initially been charged last month with voluntary manslaughter in the death of his 41-year-old mother on June 20, 2018.
His attorney contends the teen shot his mother to defend himself and his then...