Sean Pickett

Sean Pickett, 22, is facing charges of first degree intentional homicide and mistreatment of animals. Pickett killed his mother, 54-year old Susan Pickett, and the family pit bull dog named Chico sometime between May 9 and May 10, 2021 at the Avoca home he shared with his mother. Pickett called 911 to report his mother and dog were dead. According to the criminal complaint, Pickett first told investigators his mother's boyfriend held him hostage. He then revised his account and said there were voices inside his head telling him to kill them.