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 man knocking over Christmas decorations and yelling at another person, WFOR-TV in Miami reported.
When they arrived at the residence in Mary Esther, police found 65-year-old Gloria Watkins slumped forward in a chair with arrows protruding from her head.
“You see that, that’s death,” Michael Watkins said as he pointed to his mother, WFOR noted, citing an arrest report.
The 42-year-old claimed he had to kill her because she was trying to kill him, WFOR added, according to the report.
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In addition to the murder charge, he also faces a count of resisting arrest without violence. The sheriff’s office said Watkins ignored repeated commands to get on the ground. After eventually complying, he then stood back up and retrieved a large knife from a sheath on his belt, authorities said.
Deputies used Tasers on Watkins twice.
It’s not known if Watkins has an attorney, WFOR reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.