Matricide verdict

A Charlotte County man has been found guilty of matricide.

The Telegraph-Journal reports 36 year old Mathew Linus Tucker shot his mother, Dorothy, in the face with a shotgun in her Oak Bay home in November 2014. His lawyer says Tucker was suffering from a diminished or impaired mental state but the jury rejected that argument and found him guilty of second degree murder.

Tucker faces an automatic life sentence and a sentencing hearing will be held December 13th to determine how long he must serve before being eligible for parole.