Family dynamics can be complicated. Despite the volatility that some families experience, there is rarely violence. However, a man in Missouri is now facing a murder charge in connection with the death of his mother.
Police believe that the 38-year-old man beat his mother to death. They claim that he admitted to hitting her with objects and his fists throughout the day. After she passed away, he allegedly left the house with a dog and spent the night at a friend’s house.
Police say that they discovered the woman’s body just inside the door after receiving a request to check on her; it is unclear who made the request. According to reports, blood spatter was discovered in every room of the home. Though a motive for the incident is unclear, the man claims that he told a neighbor that he had to “put her down.” When the neighbor asked if he was talking about a dog, he allegedly responded that he was talking about his mother.
Now the Missouri man is facing criminal charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action. The charges against him are serious and will likely come with serious consequences if he is convicted. Because of this, he may want an experienced defense attorney to help guide him throughout the entirety of the criminal justice process. Such a professional can carefully examine all of the details of the case — including the man’s state of mind at the time the alleged incident happened — to help determine the best response to the accusations he is facing.