MINNEAPOLS (WCCO) — St. Paul police say a man was arrested Wednesday morning after beating his mother to death inside her Payne-Phalen neighborhood home.
The St. Paul Police Department says officers responded around 4 a.m. to the home on the 600 block of Cook Avenue East following a domestic disturbance report. Inside, officers found a 61-year-old woman who appeared to have been badly beaten. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.READ MORE: Man Arrested After Allegedly Robbing Cottage Grove Bank, Fleeing On Foot
The woman’s 38-year-old son was also inside, and police identified him as a suspect. After being interviewed by police, the man was booked into the Ramsey County Jail on suspicion of murder. WCCO-TV does not generally identify suspects until they’ve been formally charged.
The killing remains under investigation. The victim’s identity has yet to be released. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine her exact cause of death.READ MORE: Parents Speaking Out After Multiple Fights Break Out At Hopkins H.S.
According to police, this marks the 33rd homicide this year in the capital city.
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If you are in an abusive relationship and stuck at home with a dangerous person, call 911 or The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. All calls are free and confidential.MORE NEWS: Kim Potter Trial, Nov. 30: Defense Says Former Cop Will Testify, 4 Jurors Seated
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