A woman accused of fatally shooting her son has said she was “just a good friend” to him, according to a court filing.
The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was found dead inside the couple’s West Chester home.
“He was a very good friend of mine,” Jennifer Pendergast told ABC News in a statement Wednesday.
The death of his older brother, Matthew, who was 6, has been ruled a homicide.
The court filing says the couple met in the 1990s and that Matthew’s mother is a member of the American Family Association.
She said her son was a “good guy,” “friendly,” “respectful” and “a good person.”
In the court filing, the family said Matthew “would not tolerate any harassment or disrespect from anyone.”
Matthew’s older brother is a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“We are devastated and heartbroken by the loss of our beloved brother Matthew Pendergon,” the family wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday.
Pendergrast and her husband were found dead in the bedroom, according the family’s statement.
Matthew was found in a pool of his own blood, the court statement said.
A preliminary hearing is set for Thursday.