Homicide

Missouri woman charged in death of blind, autistic teen son

This Sept. 6, 2016 photo provided by the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Bolivar, Mo., shows Kimberly Lightwine, of Aldrich, Mo. Lightwine, who was found lying near the body of her blind and autistic son in a field near Morrisville, Mo., on Aug. 29, was charged Saturday, Sept. 3, with second-degree murder in his death. (Polk County Sheriff's Office via AP)

This Sept. 6, 2016 photo provided by the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Bolivar, Mo., shows Kimberly Lightwine, of Aldrich, Mo. Lightwine, who was found lying near the body of her blind and autistic son in a field near Morrisville, Mo., on Aug. 29, was charged Saturday, Sept. 3, with second-degree murder in his death. (Polk County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A woman found lying near the body of her blind and autistic son in a southwest Missouri field has been charged in his death.

Forty-two-year-old Kimberly Lightwine, of Aldrich, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Austin Anderson. Online court records don't list an attorney to speak on Lightwine's behalf.

Lightwine had a broken leg when she was found Aug. 29 near Anderson's body. He was wearing only a diaper and investigators think he might have died as many as three days earlier from dehydration and the lack of a vital medication.

The probable cause statement says Lightwine took her son to the field east of Morrisville while high on methamphetamine and stayed there until he died. She repeatedly told authorities: "I killed my kid."