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A Woman Walked Into a Hospital Complaining About a Medical Issue. Now, Police Say She’s Under Arrest for Murder.

california woman son arrested for murder of roommate
Source: Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office

Jun. 23 2023, Published 1:13 p.m. ET

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A California woman and her son have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man they shared a house with, according to authorities.

Around 9 a.m. on June 21, a woman, later identified as 55-year-old Ruth Cecile Weiser, walked into a hospital complaining of a medical issue, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.

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While at the hospital, Weiser allegedly called 911 to report a suspicious death at her home, officials said.

Officers arrived at the residence in Fair Oaks and found a man dead from at least one gunshot wound, authorities said. Investigators noted they located evidence that multiple rounds were fired.

The victim was one of the three residents at the home, according to Sgt. Amar Gandhi, KXTV reported.

The other two residents were Weiser and her son, 25-year-old Joseph Jon Thomason, who went to the hospital with his mother, officials said.

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Weiser was arrested and charged with murder. Thomason was arrested and charged with being an accessory. He also had three unrelated misdemeanor warrants, according to police.

They are both being held without bail and due back in court on June 23.

Officials have not released the name of the victim nor have they given a motive for the shooting.


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