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Henderson teen charged with killing mother

Posted July 6, 2011

— A teenager from Henderson faces charges that he killed his mother, who was shot in her home in June, police said Wednesday.

The 15-year-old, whose name wasn't released, faces a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Letitia Hammond, 33.

Police said that Hammond's other child found her body in their home around 6:30 p.m. on June 15 and called 911. Authorities haven't disclosed a possible motive in the case.

Police arrested the 15-year-old Tuesday and placed him in the custody of Juvenile Services. He was scheduled to appear in court Friday.


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  • slimgirl04 Jul 7, 2011

    I'm so tired of people acting like kids can't be crazy!! Crazy adults start out as crazy kids he just showed out early..which may be bitter sweet for the rest of society...my prayers to the family.

  • Red Green Jul 7, 2011



  • Mr. Sensible Jul 7, 2011

    Welcome to the human race.

  • Mr. D3 Jul 7, 2011

    Get used to the fact that he won't be in for long either way. Why should we fear someone that could kill his own mother any more than any of the other people walking around? Shady lawyers, incompetent juries, liberal judges, unmonitored parolees, etc., he'll be guided into a loophole somewhere

  • braddavis Jul 7, 2011

    Again, if he committed the crime, he should be punished - juvenile first, then adult prison when he's 18. What is it you don't get about that?

    Not possible. Do your homework...

  • braddavis Jul 7, 2011

    At 18 he will able to walk out with a clean record unless he is charged as an adult.....I don't know the specifics and can't play armchair quarterback, but this is definitely a sad situation.

  • heat2000 Jul 6, 2011

    he was not a monster. his mother never abused him. he was a well kept child. no one knows why this happened. RIP tish.

  • RedneckGirl Jul 6, 2011

    Anyone who says 15 is not a child obviously has no teenage children! I am not making excuses for this child but he is a child, bottom line. My question is where did this child obtain a gun?

  • superman86 Jul 6, 2011

    This was not an accidental shooting, he executed his mother and left her body lying in the floor. 15 or 50....he was "man" enough to pull the trigger let him be man enough to take the punishment.

  • NoObamaCare Jul 6, 2011

    Children having children! Hoping they charge this 15 year old as an adult.