Bunnell, FL - A guilty plea to second-degree murder in the 2017 death of his mother gets 25-year-old Nathaniel Shimmel 50 years in prison. In August 2017, Shimmel stabbed his mother, Michele Shimmel, multiple times because he thought she was going to throw him from the house.
Flagler Sheriff's deputies say when they responded to the family's home on Woodhollow Drive, they found Shimmel covered in blood. He later confessed to the crime and described in vivid detail how terrified his mother was during the incident. He went on to tell Detectives from
the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office that he watched her bleed out and die.
When describing this crime, State Attorney R.J. Larizza said ‘it is well beyond disturbing when a son murders his mother. This has been a nightmare for the family and my hope is that resolving this case will bring them a small measure of peace’.