Man charged with killing mother inside St. Louis home

Man charged with killing mother inside St. Louis home

Courtney Cunningham, 32, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of his mother, 56-year-old Joyce Boxx.

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 23 at 11:39 AM

(KMOV) – A man faces charges after he allegedly shot his mother to death at their north St. Louis home.

Courtney Cunningham, 32, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 56-year-old Joyce Boxx.

According to police, officers went to do a well-being check at Boxx’s home in the 4600 block of Pope on Tuesday and found her dead with gunshot wounds to the head and torso.

Police arrested Cunningham while investigating the scene. He remains in custody without bond.

Authorities have yet to release details on what led to the alleged shooting.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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