Man Kills Mom on Father's Day: Police

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    A man accused of killing his 71-year-old mother on Father's Day has been charged but police are still investigating the motive for the crime. (Published Monday, Jun 16, 2014)

    Murder charges have been filed against a southern New Jersey man accused of killing his mother.

    Bail was set at $500,000 for 44-year-old Herbert Rowlette of Pemberton Township, who was due to make his initial court appearance on Monday afternoon.

    Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi says Rowlette called police around 5:40 p.m. Sunday to report that a homicide had occurred in the Washington Boulevard home he shared with his mother. Responding officers found 71-year-old Maryanne Rowlette on the living room floor.

    A cause of death has not been determined, and a motive for the slaying remains under investigation.
     
    No one else was in the home at the time of the killing.

    Rowlette's mental state is being evaluated.