Son confesses to killing his mother after argument over grades

MENTONE, Ala  (WIAT)– An argument over bad grades has led to the death of a Mentone woman.

Tyler Ryan Blansit, 22, of Mentone, has been charged with murder in the death of his mother, 45-year-old Sherry Ann Blansit. Tyler told investigators that he and his mother had been in an argument over his bad grades at UAB, where he is a student.  During the argument, he struck her in the head. An autopsy revealed Sherry Blansit died of blunt force trauma from the incident.

Tyler Blansit is in custody at the DeKalb County Detention Center awaiting bond.

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