Central Indiana man charged in mother’s strangulation death

November 24, 2018

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis man is accused of strangling his 70-year-old mother to death in her home.

Forty-nine-year-old John Hatton Jr. of Greenwood is being held without bond on a murder charge in Carla Sue Hatton’s death.

The Indianapolis Star reports officers were called to the woman’s home just south of Indianapolis on Nov. 3 after a relative said John Hatton Jr. had admitted killing his mother.

Officers found Carla Sue Hatton fatally strangled, with blood on her hair and face and a bloody razor knife nearby.

Court documents say officers found John Hatton Jr. wounded and covered in blood, with trails of blood on the home’s ground floor and a pool of blood in the living room.

Hatton allegedly told officers that “the voices made me do it.


Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com

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