COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- In his own words, the young suspect explained to detectives what happened on August 22, 2010.
"I was trying to point it in her direction. And I pulled the trigger," said the teen.
Kelly Rowles was shot in the temple and died. The teenager told police he got the gun from his father's cabinet, loaded it with bullets, then proceeded to play with it.
"I was trying to flip it up and catch it."
Public defender Justin Barger asked the judge to acquit the teen.
"We move that the state has not proven their case. And we've asked for judgement of acquittal," said Barger.
The state said the teen was well aware of his actions.
"He finally admitted that his mom was the bad guy, he was the good guy, and he pointed it at his mother. And he pulled the trigger," said prosecutor Tammy Wilson.
The judge ruled the state did present enough evidence for this case to receive judgement. He cited testimony he heard during the trial, including the teen's own answers during his inital interrogation.
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