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Colorado Woman Died After Her Son Stabbed Her To Death, Police Say

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Source: Colorado Springs Police Department; UNSPLASH

Sep. 27 2022, Published 4:34 p.m. ET

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A Colorado man was taken into custody in connection with the slaying of his mother and a second victim, according to authorities.

Around 7:20 p.m. on Sept. 22, police in Colorado Springs responded to a home and found an adult male and female suffering life-threatening stab wounds, officials said.

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The two victims were rushed to an area hospital, where the female, later identified as Deborah Parker-Lykins, succumbed to her stabbing injuries, police said.

The man, whose identity has not been released pending autopsy results, died on Sept. 26.

A third person who was at the residence and is considered a witness to the attack was unharmed, police said.

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Officers arrested Parker-Lykin’s son, 31-year-old Cody Parker, and charged him with her murder. He also faces a murder charge in connection with the second victim’s death.

A motive in the case has not been released.

The relationship between the suspect and the man is unclear.

Parker was treated for self-inflicted injuries and booked into the El Paso County jail.


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