A Bladensburg, Maryland, man has been arrested and charged with murdering his mom, who was discovered with a puncture wound and sporting handcuffs inside their house, in response to police.

A Bladensburg, Maryland, man has been arrested and charged with homicide after his mom’s handcuffed physique was discovered inside their condo, in response to police.

Officers stated they confirmed as much as an condo within the 4100 block of 53rd Place in Bladensburg at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday for a welfare examine. When they arrived, they discovered 72-year-old Lorena Royster unresponsive, facedown on a bed room ground. She had a puncture wound on the left facet of her neck and was pronounced lifeless on the scene, in response to courtroom paperwork.

Royster was additionally sporting a handcuff on her left wrist, in response to police, who added that investigators discovered an unfolded pocket knife, open field cutter and screwdriver in the identical bed room the place officers discovered her physique. Police stated it seemed to be a person’s bed room.

Family members advised police Royster lived within the condo with 51-year-old Reginald English, her son, and that they final heard from Royster on Tuesday round 5 p.m.

Earlier within the day Wednesday, at round 1 p.m., Maryland Natural Resources Police responded to 792 Thompson Creek Road in Stevensville and noticed English standing on the finish of a dock on Cox Creek.

Police stated when an officer drove towards him, English jumped into the water and commenced swimming away, earlier than the officer satisfied him to swim again to shore. The officer stated when he got here out of the water, police discovered $50 in money, a silver necklace, a pockets and what seemed to be a lady’s engagement ring on his hand.

English gave the officer a false identification, in response to charging paperwork, and advised police {that a} grey Toyota Camry within the car parking zone was his good friend’s automotive. Officers ran the registration and found the car belonged to his mom, Royster. English was then taken into custody on an emergency petition service and brought to the hospital for remedy.

On Thursday, after Royster’s physique was discovered, police in Anne Arundel County transported English to Prince George’s County. When confronted by detectives in regards to the loss of life of his mom, he advised them he knew she was discovered lifeless and that his sister advised him Thursday morning, in response to charging paperwork.

However, police stated once they spoke with English’s sister, she stated they hadn’t mentioned their mom’s loss of life and hadn’t spoken since Royster was discovered lifeless.

Police additionally stated English displayed “dangerous habits towards himself” throughout the 24 hours his mom was discovered lifeless.

English is charged with first- and second-degree homicide.

Police requested anybody with extra details about the case to name detectives at 301-516-2512.

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