A teenage son and two of his friends have been arrested for murdering the boy’s mother by drugging, stabbing and strangling her in her bed.
Police found 47-year-old Kimberly Mironovas dead on Sunday morning in her Litchfield, Maine home. Investigators said she had been strangled and stabbed to death.
Court documents did not reveal who called the police or when.
Later Sunday, Mironovas’ 15-year-old son Lukas Mironovas and two of his friends were taken into custody for her murder.
Kimberly Mironovas, 47, was found dead in her Litchfield, Maine home on Sunday morning
The trio allegedly hatched a plan on Saturday to murder Mironovas by crushing prescription pills and mixing them with her wine, according to a juvenile petition released on Monday as the three teens appeared in court.
When the crushed medication failed to mix thoroughly with the drink, the petition states the teens allegedly decided to strangle and stab Mironovas.
The Bangor Daily News reports that sometime after midnight on Sunday Lukas Mironovas and his 15-year-old friend William Smith went into the victim’s bedroom and strangled her.
Lukas Mironovas then allegedly stabbed his mother in the neck, the petition states.
The boys allegedly wore gloves during the killing and Lukas Mironovas had on a mask.
Court documents did not provide a motive for the crime or how the teens knew each other.
Lukas Mironovas and Smith were both charged with intentional or knowing murder and conspiracy to commit murder. The 13-year-old, identified in court documents as Thomas Severance, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
Kevin Sullivan, an attorney for Severance, said his client was bewildered.
‘He was in a house where someone died and he’s completely distraught because of it,’ he said.
Sage Lockhart, who attended cosmetology school with the victim, told the Kennebec Journal that Lukas Mironovas was angry and had been expelled from school.
Court documents state that Mironovas’ 15-year-old son Lukas Mironovas allegedly strangled and stabbed his mother in her bedroom with the help of his two friends, aged 15 and 13
She said the teen was resentful that his mother moved them from Ashland, Massachusetts to Litchfield. Mironovas bought the home where she was killed in September.
‘He was out of control and had a lot of anger issues,’ she said.
Anthony Coco, president of Aveda Institute Maine, where Mironovas was halfway through a cosmetology program, told the outlet that he had heard Mironovas was having issues with her son.
‘I originally met with her in the summer. She was looking to make a career change,’ he said, adding: ‘We don’t know too much personally about the students.’
Despite Mironovas’ alleged troubles with her son, Coco said she was ‘really happy’ and had modeled in one of the school’s fashion shows two weeks ago.
‘She was doing what she wanted to do,’ he said.
State prosecutors could seek to try the boys as adults, where murder carries a minimum sentence of 25 years. In the juvenile system, the teens could be detained only until they reach the age of 21.
‘There is no way he should ever be treated in the criminal justice system as an adult,’ said Walt McKee, a lawyer for Smith.
McKee said he was requesting a competency evaluation.