Police: Son Killed Mom For Not Letting Him Keep Puppy (Photos)

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A young Michigan man is accused of murdering his mother because she wouldn't let him keep a puppy.

Andrew David Willson, 19, allegedly shot and killed his 51-year-old mother, Lisa Marie Willson, on Sept. 8, the Daily Mail reports.

He was arraigned on Sept. 11 on one count each of murder and felony firearm possession. He was denied bail.

Police say the suspect called them shortly before 7 a.m. on the day of the crime, claiming he had come home from a drive to find his mother had been murdered.

Police officers and sheriff's deputies found the mother's body inside her bedroom. She had been shot once in the back of the head, authorities said.

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No one besides Andrew and Lisa had been inside the house the night of the killing, said Ingham County Sheriff's detective Charles Buckland.

According to Buckland, the mother told her son that he would have to keep his dog, which he recently found, at his father's home.

The suspect reportedly told authorities he removed a .22 Magnum rifle from a locked cabinet overnight, and shot his mother in the back of the head as she slept.

He reportedly disposed of the weapon on a nearby road, but it was recovered by police, who say the gun had a spent shell casing and a live round in it.

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Andrew, who does not have a criminal record, is scheduled to appear in court again on Sept. 28.

Almost exactly one year before Andrew allegedly killed his mother over a puppy, another young man, Jesse Madison Holton, was charged with killing his parents for a similarly petty reason, according to the Daily Mail. He was charged as an adult in the crimes.

Holton, who lived in Eclectic, Alabama, was allegedly angry at his parents because they punished him for having a party while they were gone.

As with Willson, the 17-year-old Holton reportedly shot both of his parents in the head. His father was the town's former mayor.

When questioned, he said his father had shot his mother, then shot himself. But investigators said the evidence at the scene did not support the murder-suicide scenario.

It was not revealed whether Willson has any mental health issues, but Holton reportedly had a history of anger problems, telling detectives that he got "easily agitated" without marijuana and prescription drug Adderall.

As for the Willson case, it is the 14th homicide in the Lansing area in 2017, the Lansing State Journal reports.

Sources: Daily Mail (2), Lansing State Journal / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Ingham County Sheriff's Office via Daily Mail, Facebook via Daily Mail

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