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Ex-con accused of killing his mom, 79, at Houston-area home

July 10, 2018

HOUSTON (AP) — Harris County authorities have charged a 56-year-old man with murder for the fatal stabbing of his 79-year-old mother at the home they shared.

Neighbors became concerned after not seeing Vertie Hamilton for several days and one neighbor who went to check on her called deputies Monday after discovering Hamilton with a knife in her back in the living room of the home near Humble. Investigators determined her son, Garry Newman Jenkins, was last seen with her.

Jenkins has a long criminal record with a conviction for armed robbery and arrests that included theft and trespassing. He’d been released from prison a few months ago and was wanted for a parole violation when he was arrested by Houston police Tuesday at a bus stop for a parole violation.

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