Missouri man sentenced to life for killing his mother

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) A Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting of his mother. Greene County prosecutors said in a news release Monday 23-year-old Connor Cox won’t be eligible for parole until he has served 25 1/2 years. He was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the February 2018 death of Angela Cox at the family’s Springfield-area home. He originally was charged with first-degree murder. Court documents say Cox told law enforcement that he shot his mother because she was “always being down” and so he thought he would “end that.”

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