16-Year-Old Kills Mom After She Took His PlayStation

Kendall Anderson, a teenage boy from South Philadelphia, has confessed to killing his own mother in court today. The murder happened the day after Thanksgiving during an argument between him and his mother, Rashida Anderson. As punishment, Ms. Anderson confiscated his PlayStation.

What followed would be a most despicable crime. After pacing around the house for nearly three hours contemplating murder, the boy went upstairs and proceeded to savagely strike his sleeping mother with a claw hammer.

However, even after 20 vicious hits, his mother still lived. Determined to finish the job, the boy then dragged her unconscious body down the stairs and tried to cremate her by using the oven. When that also failed, he grabbed the leg of a chair and repeatedly beat her on the head until she died.

He then hid his mother’s corpse in an alley nearby. Afterwards, Anderson appeared to show remorse during his confession by stating:

“If I could, I would not do it again. I really miss my mom . . . she was the only person who cared for me.”

The trial is still underway.

Sources: Kotaku, Philadephia Inquirer