James Wallace charged with mother's murder

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (WYOMING NEWS NOW) - According to court documents, James Wallace is now charged with the murder of his mother, Carol Wallace.

The documents said deputies responded to the 1100 block of Green Mountain Road last Friday after James' brother called authorities and told dispatchers that his brother was "high on meth and was freaking out."

After they arrived, Laramie County deputies reported finding Carol Wallace's body.

Deputies took James Wallace into custody. While being questioned, Wallace told investigators he wasn't the one to kill his mother.

Then, deputies said he pointed at himself and said, quote, "I'm the one who killed the mother."

According to court documents, an autopsy revealed Carol Wallace suffered a gunshot wound to the head, blunt force trauma to the head and body, and a cutting wound.

Authorities said James Wallace has been arrested before for domestic abuse of his mother in April of last year.

If Wallace is convicted he could face the death penalty.