BUTLER COUNTY -- A 16-year old Southeast Missouri boy accused of killing his mother remains in custody. The Neelyville teenager allegedly told officers he shot his mother after an argument. It's a crime that has folks in the small town wondering why?
Police officials say they received a 911 hang-up call at 7:03 Thursday morning. When they dialed the number back, it came to the Grandberry residence, and that's when the shooting was reported. Police responded to the call minutes later at the house just off of Main Street.
A mixture of alcohol and ammo may be to blame. Officials recovered an arsenal of weapons in the home, including the .410 that is the alleged murder weapon.