Mother of killed teen admits shooting husband

Last updated 11:47 05/02/2014

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The mother of a teenager killed in a fight at rugby training has admitted shooting her husband in the chest but will apply for a discharge without conviction.

Mona Dudley appeared at the Waitakere District Court this morning where she pleaded guilty. No conviction was entered.

Dudley was originally charged with common assault after allegedly shooting Brent Dudley. That charge was withdrawn by police last month and upgraded to injuring Brent Dudley in the circumstances that if it had led to his death she would have been guilty of manslaughter.

She was supported in court today by her husband and teenage daughter.

After the incident on December 27, Brent Dudley was taken to Auckland City Hospital with serious injuries.

The Dudley's 17-year-old son, Stephen Dudley, was killed at a West Auckland school in June last year during an altercation after rugby practice.

The teenagers charged with his manslaughter will go on trial later this month.

Dudley has been remanded on bail until April where her application for a discharge without conviction will be heard.

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