MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 37-year-old Duluth man is accused of fatally stabbing his mother earlier this week.

Carmen Emigdio Mosqueda appeared in court Thursday. He is charged with intentional second-degree murder in the death of his 71-year-old mother, Mary Margaret Mosqueda, the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office said.

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Police found the victim’s body in her Duluth home shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday. She appeared to have suffered several stab wounds on her chest and neck, and officers found two knives near her body.

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Her son had called police. When officers arrived at the home, he voluntarily placed his hands behind his back, indicating he should be handcuffed, the attorney’s office said.

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As officers handcuffed him, they saw traces of blood on his hands.