BARBERTON, Ohio -- A 32-year-old Barberton man was charged with the aggravated murder of his 67-year-old mother Wednesday after police say he implicated himself in his mother's death.
He was arraigned on Thursday and bond was set at $1 million. The court appointedJeff James as his attorney and his next court appearance is set for Wednesday.
Police found Maureen Petrie's dead body during a welfare check on 23rd Street NW, between Oak and Bellevue avenues, Wednesday evening. She had been dead for an extended period of time, officials say.
Michael Petrie, her son, made statements that police say implicated himself in his mother's death.
On Thursday, an autopsy concluded that Petrie died of stab wounds to the chest and head and blunt force trauma to the head.
He was charged with aggravated murder and booked into the Barberton City Jail.