STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A mother accused of murdering her son is paralyzed from the waist down and remains in custody at a Denver hospital.

Lisa Lesyshen, 45, allegedly confessed to shooting her 9-year-son Asher at their home near Steamboat Springs late last month.

Asher was a third-grader at Soda Creek Elementary School in Steamboat Springs, and this week — their last week of the school year — his classmates are remembering him.

Students told CBS4 Asher was more than a classmate; he was a friend, a leader and a lover of music. They saw his mom volunteering in their class every week and they are sad and confused about what happened.

Asher liked to play guitar, and his music teacher Jake Gasau and the school’s principal Michele Miller wants to extend his love of music by buying 25 guitars for the students so he can teach all how to play them next year.

“The finality of it has been really difficult. I feel like it will help our school and our community and remember Asher in a postive way,” Gasau said.

Additional Resources

Mail donations to or donate ¾ size guitars to the address below:

Soda Creek Elementary School
220 Park Avenue, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
(970) 879-0652


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