Teenager, 19, STRANGLED mother, 43, to death after she served him eviction notice for refusing to get a job or clean his room


A 19-year-old Indiana man now faces decades in prison and questions about his mental health after he allegedly strangled his mother to death. 

Conner Kobold, 19, has been charged with two counts of murder and one on aggravated battery in connection with the death of his mother, 43-year-old Shanelle Burns. 

On February 5, police were sent to the home where Kobold and Burns lived in Valparaiso.


Burns was found unresponsive and not breathing in the living room as Kobold shockingly confessed to strangling her. She was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.


Things had become strained between mother and son, to the point that she issued him with an eviction letter. 

She gave him 30 days to find a full-time job, clean his room and help out around the rest of the house. This is what is believed to have pushed Kobold over the edge. 


Now, Kobold wants to represent himself at trial … he faces mental health investigations over both his decision and the reason he allegedly killed his mother.

Kobold was given a waiver to represent himself pending what the doctor says about the defendant’s mental health. 


If convicted on all three counts, Kobold faces anywhere between 45 and 84 years in prison and $20,000 in fines. 

A trial date is set for August 6.  

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