Police: Son killed mom, told siblings she was sick

AP News
Posted: Jan 02, 2014 7:29 PM

WALKER, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say a 17-year-old boy shot and killed his mother and returned home several times over the next two days to feed two younger half-siblings, telling them their mother was ill and not to disturb her.

Walker Police Capt. John Sharp says a family acquaintance found the body of 34-year-old Tamila Wooley on Wednesday in her bedroom in a gated community.

He says the teen was stopped early Thursday in his mother's Lexus and told investigators he shot her late Sunday or early Monday.

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Sharp says the teen was booked on a second-degree murder charge.

The Associated Press generally does not name juveniles who are accused of crimes.

Sharp says the younger children, ages 2 and 11, were placed in state custody until out-of-state relatives could arrive.