A 49-year-old woman who allegedly shot and killed her son as he slept in a Rosemead motel room was charged with murder Thursday.
Lai Yeung Hang checked into a motel in the 8700 block of Valley Boulevard (map) with her 17-year-old son George Hang on July 26, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Around 10:10 a.m. the next day, she called authorities to the Valley Hotel where they discovered George Hang’s body inside a room with a gunshot wound to his upper torso.
Prosecutors believe George Hang, who was pronounced dead at the scene, had been shot in his sleep, according to the news release.
Several hours after his body was found, George Hang’s mother was arrested in connection with his death.
Lai Yeung Hang has been charged with one count of murder with an allegation that she used a handgun, according to the DA’s Office.
If convicted, she faces a possible maximum sentence of 50 years to life in state prison.
Lai Yeung Hang’s next court appearance was scheduled for Aug. 12.
She was being held on $2 million bail.