A mother in Kitsap County, Washington is accused of killing her 9-year-old boy by "homicidal asphyxiation." As CBS shares, 47-year-old Amber Lynn James was booked into the Kitsap County jail on suspicion of second-degree murder on Halloween. Her son, Ryan Tyler Rosales, was found dead in his home after a family member called 911 saying he was "not breathing" and "had bumps on his face" on Tuesday.
Authorities felt the death was suspicious and an investigation was opened. The boy's father, who is estranged from James, went on the record to say that he believed that she was mentally unwell. According to a probable cause affidavit filed in superior court, he "thinks the mother is crazy" and said, "Amber is still talking about people following her."
A sheriff's deputy listened to a recording of the 911 call and heard James say, "get a gun, get a gun, I'm being followed." Detectives came to the scene and found writing on the walls where the boy's body was found that included phrases like "Harvest," "Spaywar," "Greed kills," "Sex Trade," "God is coming," "No Pedo" and "Michael=Devil."
Authorities also said that James admitted to killing her son. She asked, "How do I explain to someone why I just (expletive) killed my kid? What is a good explanation of that? I killed my (expletive) kid." They said that she made statements that she was saving him by killing him. James told detectives "she needed to save her son from people who were after us, needed to protect him. She stated she prayed, thought about it, cried then put her hands around his throat so he couldn't breathe any longer."
James' arraignment was postponed until today. She is being held on $1 million bail.
“He had a presence about him,” the father said about his late son. “He always made friends with whoever he met. He would talk to complete strangers and brighten their day. He was just the best.”
[Photo: Family photo]