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Police: Son assaulted, killed mother inside North Baltimore home Monday

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Posted at 8:42 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 18:18:42-05

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — A 59-year-old mother is dead after her son allegedly beat her inside her North Baltimore home.

Police were called to the 800 block of Wilbert Avenue at around 5 p.m.

Arriving officers found neighbors restraining the 30-year-old son.

One of those neighbors tells WMAR-2 News that he ran to the location and subdued the son, after hearing him yelling outside.

Neighbors told police the son was speaking out of sorts but heard him say that he'd hurt his mother.

Police went inside the home and found Candice Price-Barnes suffering from massive trauma to her head.

Neighbors said the son used a baseball bat.

She died at Johns Hopkins Hospital nearly six hours later.

The son was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Meanwhile, detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest charging him with his mother's murder. The warrant however will not be officially served until he's discharged from the hospital. Until then police are not releasing his name.