Sheriffs: Man Arrested, Charged In Death of His Mother

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Karl Hutton

55-year-old Karl Hutton (Photo courtesy: Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department)

SACRAMENTO —

A man was arrested and charged with murder for the death of his 88-year-old mother, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday evening regarding an assault in a residence in the 3500 block of Mulholland Way, officials said. When deputies arrived, they located a female victim inside with major head trauma and her son, 55-year-old Karl Hutton. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

During the investigation, detectives discovered that an argument between the mother and son escalated into the physical assault by the suspect, officials said. Hutton was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail and faces a murder charge.