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Young man kills his mother and tattoos the word mom on his leg

By Mason White 6:50 PM October 29, 2015
Shane M. and Michelle R. Harrelson 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A young man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing his mother before tattooing the word mom on his leg, police in Missouri said.

Jackson County police said that they have arrested 23-year-old Shane M. Harrelson, after being accused of using a baseball bat, knife and gun to kill 47-year-old Michelle R. Harrelson.

Harrelson was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Harrelson was booked into jail, and his bail was set $500,000.

According to the police investigation, Harrelson hit, cut and shot his mother before hiding her body around 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.

A bloody bat and knife were found near his home in the 1300 block of East Mechanic Avenue. When police officers confronted Shane Harrelson, he was busy tattooing the word mom on his leg.

Michelle Harrelson’s boyfriend, David Kimball, arrived home, and when he could not find his girlfriend, he called her former husband and the police.

Michael Harrelson arrived at the scene, and told the police that his son was out of control.

Michael Harrelson also told investigators that his son suffers from mental health problems and had been admitted to various treatment facilities.