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Mother arrested after son’s death

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A woman was arrested yesterday on the suspicion that she murdered her son before attempting to hang herself. On February 23, police officers discovered the young man lying dead on his sofa in his flat in Tseung Kwan O.

Officers also found rat poison, sleeping pills, cables and a suicide note penned by the man’s mother.

The police were called to the flat by a public housing estate security guard, after the mother told him that she and her son had consumed rat poison. According to the Police, the mother appeared ‘dazed’.

After examining the body, the police reported marks of strangling on the neck area, but no other injuries or signs of struggle. The police declared that the 23-year-old man has been dead for one to two days.

Police Officers suspect the widowed mother to have drugged and strangled her son prior to attempting to commit suicide.

The woman, who had moved in with her son in 2011, did not explain the motivation behind her actions in her note.

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