FORT SCOTT, Kan. (KSNW) — A Kansas man has been charged with the murder of his mother and another man.
The Bourbon County Prosecutor’s Office charged 23-year-old Dawson Mitchell, of Fort Scott, with two counts of first-degree murder, as well as being a felon in possession of a weapon, an aggravated weapons charge and two theft counts.
The murder charges are for his mother, 48-year-old Melissa Mitchell, and 53-year-old Leonard Zimmerman.
Their bodies were found at their home on Tuesday, Dec. 21.
Dawson Mitchell was arrested the next day.
It is unknown what provoked the fatal shootings.