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Fla. Man Accused Of Strangling Mother

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
A Florida man faces manslaughter charges in the death of his mother.

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PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man faces manslaughter charges in the death of his mother.

Authorities say 62-year-old Richard Guyton Mathews is being held on $250,000 bail at the Flagler County Jail after his Wednesday afternoon arrest.

The Daytona Beach News Journal (http://bit.ly/1ibNBDw ) reports Mary Shaw Mathews was found dead Feb. 21 inside her home.

Flagler County Sheriff's officials say her body on a living room chair with no apparent signs of trauma. An employee of a funeral home called deputies a few days later and told them a "highly intoxicated" Mathews broke down while discussing funeral arrangements and told them his mother asked him to kill her.

The medical examiner performed an autopsy and ruled she died by strangulation. Toxicology reports showed high levels of medications in her body.


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