MARY ESTHER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is charged with murder after he told police he shot his mother with a gun and a bow-and-arrow then stabbed her.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 2:48 a.m. Sunday about a disturbance at a home in the Florida Panhandle.
When they arrived, they found 65-year-old Gloria Watkins slumped forward in a chair with arrows protruding from her head.
Deputies say 42-year-old Michael Watkins said he had to kill his mother before she killed him.
He was taken into custody.