UPDATE: Court document reveals details about shooting death of woman; son facing murder charge
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - For the fourth time in about a month, authorities in Pima County are investigating a homicide in which the alleged victim is a parent of the suspect. On Monday, Nov. 7, court documents are revealing new details about the latest incident.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said 66-year-old Peggy Hatmaker was shot in a home in the 5000 block of West Nighthawk Way around 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. The home is near West Linda Vista Boulevard and North Hartman Lane.
The PCSD said when deputies got to the home, they found her son, 37-year-old Jonathan Hatmaker, at the front door holding a handgun.
According to the initial complaint released on Monday, Peggy Hatmaker was shot several times, including once to the head. Investigators said due to the blood spatter, it appears she was already on the ground on her back when she was shot under the chin.
When he called 911, Jonathan Hatmaker told the dispatch, “I killed my mom and she deserved it,” according to the complaint. When asked why she deserved it, he said, “She gave birth to me.”
According to the document, he has a history of mental illness and may not have any other family in the Tucson area.
Jonathan Hatmaker was booked on a charge of first-degree murder.
This is the fourth incident in just over a month in Pima County in which someone is accused of killing their parent.
- On Oct. 3, Nicholas Salisbury allegedly killed his mother at La Colonia Mobile Home Park in Tucson.
- On Oct. 6, George Valles allegedly beat his mother to death with a statue in her South Tucson home.
- On Oct. 20, Nicholas Ocskai allegedly shot and killed his father with a homemade shotgun in Picture Rocks.
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