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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • St. Robert man accused of shooting, stabbing mother

  • A  St. Robert man faces multiple charges after being accused of shooting and stabbing his mother, who suffered multiple lacerations and has been hospitalized, police say.
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  • A  St. Robert man faces multiple charges after being accused of shooting and stabbing his mother, who suffered multiple lacerations and has been hospitalized, police say.
    Nicholas A. Ousley, 26, has been charged with first-degree domestic assault, a Class A felony, armed criminal action, and felonious restraint, a Class C felony, in connection with the incident that happened early Thursday morning.
    He has been incarcerated on a $1 million cash-only bond.
    The victim, whose name was not released, was transported to General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital at Fort Leonard Wood for treatment, according to court documents.
    Around 3:15 a.m., St. Robert police responded to the 100 block of Good Hope Road in St. Robert for a report of a victim who suffered a gunshot wound.
    Police discovered the victim lying on a porch, covered in blood, and a man, identified as Ousley, holding the victim’s head up, court documents state.
    As first aid was provided to the victim, according to police, Ousley stated he was going to help find the individual who hurt his mother and then left the porch.
    The victim then identified her son as her assailant. Police were told that Ousley stated she was “hard to kill but he had to kill her.”
    According to a probable cause statement, the incident began when the victim awoke to find Ousley watching her sleep. That’s when Ousley allegedly began to shoot, court documents state. Three shots were reported to be fired from a handgun.
    The victim began running toward the front door and got to the porch when Ousley caught up with her and then stabbed her multiple times, police said.
    The victim tried again to escape from Ousley and this time, made it to the front yard, when Ousley allegedly dragged her back to the porch.
    “I begged him to stop, but he wouldn’t,” the victim stated, according to police.
    The third time, she was able to escape to the home of a neighbor, who, court documents state, could not identify the victim “due to the severe amount of blood.”
    Police discovered a blood-covered knife, a blood-covered .45-caliber handgun, two .45 caliber casings, and one .45 spent round at the scene of the incident.
    If the victim's injures lead to death, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney said that murder charges can and most likely will be filed.

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