A teenager fatally shot his mother in the back of the head after she told him he couldn’t keep a puppy in their home, police said.
Andrew David Willson, 19, was charged Monday with murder and felony firearm possession after his mother Lisa Marie Willson, 51, was found dead in her home, the Lansing State Journal reported.
Willson called police early Friday morning to say he returned to their Wheatfield Township, Mich., home to find his mother dead in a bedroom, the Ingham County Sheriff’s detective Charles Buckland testified.
The teenager talked to his mother about the puppy the night before, but she told him he would have to bring the dog to his father’s home instead, according to the detective.
Andrew Willson later told detectives that he used a rifle from a locked cabinet and shot his mother in the back of the head while she was sleeping, according to Buckland.
Police recovered the .22 Magnum, which the 19-year-old discarded on a drive on back roads, Buckland testified. Andrew Willson, who was denied bond at his arraignment Monday, is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 28.