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Henderson teen charged with killing mother

Posted July 6, 2011 9:35 a.m. EDT
Updated July 6, 2011 11:31 a.m. EDT

— 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.