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Maryland Man Accused of Beating His 81-Year-Old Mother to Death During Argument

Maryland Man Accused of Fatally Beating His 81-Year-Old Mother
Source: Prince George’s County Police Department; Mega

Mark Terry allegedly beat his 81-year-old mother to death 'during a dispute,' cops said.

Jan. 21 2024, Published 1:03 p.m. ET

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A Maryland man has been arrested after he allegedly beat his 81-year-old mother to death during an altercation inside their home, according to authorities.

Around 8 a.m. on Jan. 14, officers responded to a residence in District Heights and found the elderly victim, Madia Terry, unresponsive in the living room, according to the Prince George’s County Police Department.

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Officials said the victim sustained bruising and trauma to her body, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers interviewed the victim’s son, 45-year-old Mark Terry, who reportedly admitted to fatally assaulting his mother “during a dispute.”


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Mark Terry was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree murder, as well as other related charges, officials said.

He remains in custody of the Department of Corrections.


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