14-Year-Old Boy Murders His Mother For 'Being Too Strict'

Tue, March 15, 2011 11:33am EDT by 7 Comments

The son shot his teacher mom in the back of the head and then tried to frame a made-up suspect.

Just devastating. A 14-year-old boy from Orangefield, Texas snuck up behind his 46-year-old mother, Staci Lisenby on Feb, 20 and shot her at point-blank range in the head for “being too strict.” The popular math teacher at Orangefield Junior High, who won teacher of the year in 2010, was alive when police reached her, but died later in the hospital.

Her youngest son, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was the only other person in the house when the incident occurred. The 14-year-old claims that he saw an intruder running out of the house after her heard the gun shot. He says he chased the suspect through the muddy and wet woods, but returned to the house to call the police after he lost him.

After police found no trace of a man running/walking to or from the house, they turned the investigation to the boy. Friends of the teen later told investigators that he had been talking about killing his parents, with one friend saying, the boy was “tired of how strict his parents were and that he intended on killing them both and then running away.”

The boy’s father was at church with his wife was shot and killed.

A number of guns were kept hidden and safe in the house, but Staci died from a .22 caliber bullet wound — a bullet from a .22 caliber pistol her son had possession of after he found in the attic.

The boy is now at a juvenile detention center after he gave himself up to police. Interestingly enough, attorney Wendell Odom Jr, who defended Andrea Yates, the Houston woman who drowned her five children in the bathtub in 2001, has been appointed as his lawyer.

–Leigh Blickley

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