An Alabama man is accused of killing his mother after the two got into an argument about her giving away his dog and refusing to give him a ride to his girlfriend’s house, authorities said.
Investigators determined Bryant had died days earlier, and they identified the victim’s 37-year-old son, Nicholas Drue Scoggin, as a suspect in her murder.
According to the sheriff’s office, Scoggin killed his mother after the fight and then stole her purse and vehicle.
Scoggin, who lived with his mother, was taken into custody at a friend’s Hillsboro home and booked into the Lawrence County jail on multiple charges, including murder, kidnapping, and robbery.
Autopsy results to determine Bryant’s cause of death are pending.