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Son charged with murder as mother found dead in shared home

November 22, 2018

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama man has been charged with killing his 79-year-old mother.

Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson tells local news outlets that officers arrested 47-year-old Sean Kevin Sutton on Wednesday after a relative found the dead body of Emma Sutton.

The mother and son shared an apartment.

Sean Kevin Sutton is jailed in Limestone County and charged with murder. It’s unclear if he’s seen a judge or has a lawyer to speak for him.

Johnson said Wednesday that it appeared the woman died from an assault, but didn’t explain exactly how she died.

However, Johnson says the death was “not your usual shooting or cutting.”

Johnson says investigators found weapons inside the home.

The chief says police are waiting on autopsy results.

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