In March 2016, 22-year-old Tyler Ryan Blansit was at his parents home in Mentone, Alabama while on spring break. The young adult went to school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Blansit and his mother, 45-year-old Sherry Ann Blansit were in the backyard discussing Blansit’s grades, which then turned into a heated argument.
Blansit ended up beating his mother to death with a baseball bat. He pleaded guilty to the murder and was given a 25-year prison sentence.