Authorities: Woman tells deputy she shot her son

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A court document says a northern Colorado woman has told a deputy she shot her 9-year-old son who was found dead in the family home.

The Steamboat Pilot & Today reported Friday ( ) the document says Lisa Marie Lesyshen (leh-SY’-shen) spoke to a deputy at a Denver hospital where she’s being treated for a gunshot wound.

The document says Lesyshen told the deputy she shot herself and that she knows her son, Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan, is dead.

An arrest warrant affidavit says Lesyshen’s husband, Michael Kirlan, called 911 early Wednesday to report Asher had been shot in their Routt County home and that his wife had a gun and was telling him to kill her.

When deputies arrived, they found the boy dead and Lesyshen unconscious with a gunshot wound.


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