Newport News mom charged with murder after shooting son

Newport News, Va.- A 39-year-old Newport News woman has been charged with murder after shooting and killing her son inside their home on Lochview drive.

Sonja Ltanya Adkinson faces charges of murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Police say they responded to a call of a shooting in the home at 8:16pm Sunday night and found 24-year-old Te’Sean Jerrell Wilkerson with a gunshot wound in his back.

Wilkerson later died at a local hospital.

Adkinson is in custody at the Newport News City Jail.

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