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Man charged with killing mother held on $1 million bond

March 21, 2019

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A man accused of the shooting death of his mother has been ordered held on a $1 million bond.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that 27-year-old Andrew Steplock of Casper faces charges of felony murder, second-degree murder, aggravated burglary and possession of a deadly weapon in connection with the February death of 58-year-old Deborah Steplock.

Authorities say Steplock did not enter a plea Thursday but was assigned a defense attorney.

The prosecutor says Steplock gave his address as a warehouse in the central Wyoming city.

Authorities say Steplock was extradited from Colorado, where they say he fled after entering his parents’ home in a burglary attempt and shooting his mother Feb. 26.

The newspaper reports she was kept on life support until Feb. 28 to fulfill her wish to donate organs.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com