Philadelphia Police arrested a son for allegedly strangling his elderly mother early Tuesday morning in her Juniata Park home.
Police responded to the 4200 block of Malta Street at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday to find 81-year-old Margaret Ashby choked to death. Her son James Ashby is suspected in the case.
James, 57, is charged with murder and possession of an instrument of crime.
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It wasn't clear the exact way Margaret was choked.
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