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Student admits killing his mother with a baseball bat in row over college grades

Tyler Blansit called the police after the fight on Friday.

Image: CNN/DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

A 22-YEAR-OLD man killed his mother with a baseball bat during an argument over his college grades according to police in Alabama.

CNN affiliate WAFF reports that Tyler Blansit has admitted to the killing and told investigators that he struck his mother Sherry Blansit in the head with a baseball bat during the height of the confrontation.

Tyler Blansit called police on Friday and when they arrived at the scene they found the body of his mother. It is believed that she died as a result of blunt-force trauma to the head with local sheriff Jimmy Harris describing the scene as “brutal”.

“The more we showed him (Blansit) what we had then all of a sudden it just broke. It just went and he started telling exactly what he did,” Harris told WAFF, adding that Blansit told them him and his mother had been arguing over his college grades.

“Usually we’ll have calls where a parent has whipped a child pretty bad because of grades, a child has run away because of bad grades, but we’ve never had anything like this happen,” Harris said.

WAFF says that Blansit is a a biology student at the University of Alabama and that his father was at work when the incident occurred.

He has now been charged with the murder of his mother and is being held in jail.

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