88-year-old southwest Missouri man charged in death of man

May 20, 2021 GMT

OZARK, Mo. (AP) — An 88-year-old southwest Missouri man told police he shot and killed a man this week after considering it for years, according to court documents.

Larry Shaw has been charged with first-degree murder in Wednesday’s fatal shooting of 52-year-old Kenny Barnes at a home in Ozark.

Investigators said Shaw lived with Barnes for six or seven years. Court documents say Shaw told investigators he was tired Barnes’ vulgar language and how Barnes treated him, The Springfield News-Leader reported.

He told police he had enough after Barnes told him to do some chores Wednesday morning. He allegedly got a handgun and waited in a recliner for three hours before the shooting, court documents said.

Court documents say Shaw told police he was “kind of tickled” that he shot Barnes.

Shaw is being held in the Christian County Jail without bond. He does not have an attorney listed for this case.