A Kansas boy has been charged with murder after he reportedly shot his drunk mother.
The 14-year-old boy reportedly shot and killed 41-year-old Lisa Trimmell on June 20, 2018. He had initially been charged with voluntary manslaughter last month, before a charge of second-degree murder was brought today.
The boy’s attorney contends the teen shot his mother to defend himself and his then 12-year-old brother against a drunken attack. An autopsy confirmed that Trimmell had “acute and chronic alcoholism” and scarring of the liver. Her blood-alcohol level was also found to have been more than double the legal limit for driving.