NC Teen Charged With Killing His Mother

A 19-year-old North Carolina man has been charged with killing his mother and setting fire to the mobile home they shared.

Multiple media outlets reported that Johnathon Gray of Fayetteville was arrested Saturday morning and charged with murder and arson. He was being held in the Cumberland County jail. A jail officer said Sunday there was no information on whether Gray has an attorney.

Cumberland County sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Tanna says firefighters discovered the body of 42-year-old Barbara Towery when they responded to a fire at the home. Tanna says Towery appears to have died from blows to the upper part of her body, but officials were awaiting autopsy results.


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