Appomattox County Woman Dead; Son Charged

appomattox county logoAn Appomattox County woman is dead, and investigators have charged her teenage son with murder. According to media outlets, deputies were called to a home on Chestnut Mountain Road around 5 a.m. Friday morning. They found 46-year-old Laura Phelps Hess dead. According to investigators, 18 year old Joshua Phelps is being charged with three felonies including felony murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling as well as using a firearm in commission of a felony. The sheriff says the shooting apparently was the result of a domestic dispute and deputies are not looking for any other suspects. Phelps is being held at the Amherst County Adult Detention Center.

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