LETHBRIDGE — A judge has found a southern Alberta teen guilty of killing his mother with an axe.
The 18-year-old Fort Macleod man was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder after offering the plea last September.
Court heard the man boasted to friends on May 4, 2009, that he had killed his 34-year-old mother.
The man, who was 17 at the time, said he hit his mother six times with an axe and stabbed her numerous times in the neck and chest with a knife.
He then wrapped her body in a quilt and threw her down the stairs of her Fort Macleod home.
The judge must now determined whether the teen, who cannot be named, should be sentenced as an adult or young offender.