Son kills mother of 15 children and his brother during hunting trip


Susan and Seth Peterson 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man is being held without bail after killing his mother and brother in front of his uncles.

Police in Utah, said that the body of Susan Peterson, 45, was found next to her 23-year-old son James Peterson.

Authorities revealed that they were called to the family’s home by the woman’s 25-year-old son Seth Gordon Peterson, a few hours before the bodies were discovered in a field.

Seth told officers that he had taken drugs and that he felt paranoid. Family members asked the officers to take Seth away from the home as they thought he was a danger.

Officers assessed the situation, but left when Seth calmed down. A few hours later, some of the family member, including Seth, went hunting.

During the trip, Seth grabbed one of the rifles and shot his mother and brother dead.

When police arrived to the scene, Seth drove off in the truck and led police on a chase before he surrendered.

Friends said that Susan, who is a mother of 15 children with nine children still living at home, had a difficult life.

According to a neighbor, Susan was born into a polygamist family. She broke away from a cult and married her husband. “She was very devoted to her children,” a friend said.

Carbon County Sheriff Jeff Wood said that Seth was booked into jail on two counts of murder.