Charges Reduced in Murder Case

A teenager who shot and killed his mother in 2018 has pleaded no contest to lesser charges in her death.

The teen was originally charged with second-degree murder in the death of Lisa Trimmell, 41, at a home near Andover.

He pleaded no contest to aggravated battery and criminal use of a weapon.

Prosecutors said Trimmell was arguing with her young son, who was 12, and made “physical contact” with him.

Her older son, who was 14, retrieved a gun and shot her once.

The teenager’s attorney argued he was protecting his brother and himself from his mother, who was drunk at the time of the shooting.

An autopsy found Trimmell had “acute and chronic alcoholism” and scarring of the liver.

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said that his office and the boy’s defense attorney will ask the judge to put the teenager on probation, The Wichita Eagle reported.