Georgia teenager accused of strangling mother

2017-02-01 21:06


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Norcross - Police in Georgia have charged a 15-year-old boy with felony murder after they say he strangled his mother after the two argued about him refusing to take his medication.

Gwinnett County police Deon Washington says the teenager killed his 47-year-old mother in their apartment in Norcross, northeast of Atlanta.

The victim's nephew found the woman's body and police found the suspect near the apartment complex a short time later.

Police initially reported the boy was 16. They say he's been charged as an adult, and is being held at a youth detention center.

Gwinnett County police said the teen had "mental health issues." They declined to be more specific.

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