AP: Kansas teenager who killed mom pleads to lesser charges

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WICHITA, Kan. — A teenager who shot and killed his mother in 2018 has pleaded no contest to lesser charges in her death.

The teenager, who was not tried as an adult, was originally charged with second-degree murder in the death of 41-year-old Lisa Trimmell at a home near Andover. He pleaded no contest Wednesday to aggravated battery and criminal use of a weapon. Prosecutors said Trimmell was arguing with the boy’s younger brother, who was 12 at the time, when the older boy shot her. He was 14.

His attorneys argued he was defending his brother from his mother, who was drunk. The teen, now 17, will be sentenced July 30.

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