MOTHER KILLS SON IN DE­FENSE

The Sun Herald (Sunday) - - Front Page - BY ROBIN FITZGER­ALD rfitzger­[email protected]­her­ald.com

A Kiln woman faces no charges af­ter killing her 21-year-old son in a shoot­ing that’s be­ing ruled self-de­fense.

KILN

A Kiln woman faces no charges af­ter killing her 21-year-old son in a shoot­ing that’s be­ing ruled self-de­fense, a Han­cock County sher­iff’s of­fi­cial said.

Matthew Tay­lor Boudan, 21, had a his­tory of be­ing abu­sive to his par­ents and had be­come in­creas­ingly abu­sive, chief in­ves­ti­ga­tor Glenn Gran­nan said.

His mother shot him Fri­day morn­ing at the fam­ily’s home on Cameron Drive, off Rocky Hill Dedeaux Road, Gran­nan said.

Boudan’s par­ents had ob­tained a re­strain­ing or­der against him, but the or­der was no longer valid be­cause the par­ents had brought him home af­ter he had been ar­rested in Louisiana, Gran­nan said.

The shoot­ing oc­curred just be­fore 8 a.m.

“His mother had just asked him to keep the re­frig­er­a­tor closed be­cause he kept leav­ing it open,” Gran­nan said.

“He started dam­ag­ing things in the kitchen and threat­ened to kill his mother,” he said.

“Then he grabbed a knife and threat­ened her, and his dad in­ter­vened, but he fol­lowed his mother into the bed­room, so she shot him.”

An­other rel­a­tive has cor­rob­o­rated re­ports of in­creas­ing abuse to­ward his par­ents, Gran­nan said.

The homi­cide will be pre­sented to a grand jury as a mat­ter of con­cern.

For now, it’s con­sid­ered a jus­ti­fi­able shoot­ing, he said.

Robin Fitzger­ald: 228-896-2307, @robin­crime­news

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