Authorities say a Michigan teen is behind bars after he allegedly fatally shot his mother last week while she slept, PEOPLE confirms.

Andrew David Willson, 19, was arraigned on Monday on murder and firearm charges in connection with the shooting of his 51-year-old mother, Lisa Marie, at their home in Wheatfield Township, Michigan.

“It is a tragedy all the way around,” Ingham County, Michigan, Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth tells PEOPLE. “At his formal arraignment you had his father, his brother there and the parents of the victim. It was a brutally intense sad 10 minutes.”

Wriggelsworth says neither Willson nor the home he shared with his mom had a prior record of run-ins with the law.

Willson’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 28. He is being held in county jail without no bail.

His defense attorney, Patrick O’Keefe, says they are still trying to gather information about the case. “I haven’t had a chance to look at all the facts and a chance to exam the government witnesses,” he tells PEOPLE. “It is really early in this process.”

However, O’Keefe claims that mother and son had a “good relationship” — in contrast to the allegations against Willson now.

“His mother was a very doting person and the …read more


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