Boy, 16, ‘attacks mother with claw hammer before cremating her in oven’… because she took away his Playstation
www.dailymail.co.uk – A 16-year-old son has allegedly confessed to killing his mother because she took away his Playstation games console.
Kendall Anderson attacked his mother Rashida with a claw hammer while she slept, bludgeoning her 20 times, police say.
When the hammer attack didn’t kill her, the South Philadelphia teenager dragged the 37-year-old downstairs and tried to ‘cremate her’ in the kitchen oven, according to a court report in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
When that failed, he grabbed a chair leg and beat her around the head, before dumping her body in an alley behind the house, it is claimed.
‘The victim’s body was found under debris,’ a police source told MailOnline. ‘She had suffered a blunt trauma to the head.’
Wearing a blue striped polo shirt and casual trousers, 5ft8 Kendall appeared in court today, where the alleged confession was read out.
According to his police statement, he spent three hours trying to decide whether he should kill his mother after she removed his computer games on the day after Thanksgiving, November 26.
‘I couldn’t stand the arguing,’ he said in the statement, after apparently killing her at around 9pm.
The 11th grader has now been ordered to stand trial for murder, possession of an instrument of crime and abuse of a corpse.
Philadelphia police homicide Det. Thorsten Lucke, who read out the confession in court, said Anderson had expressed remorse for the crime and told him: ‘If I could, I would not do it again.
‘I really miss my mom… she was the only person who cared for me.’