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Man Accused Of Killing His Mother At Her Home, Officials Say. But, Cops Mum On Case Details.

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Source: UNSPLASH; Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office

Sep. 15 2022, Published 4:16 p.m. ET

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Police in Georgia have arrested a man in connection with the death of his mother, authorities said.

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On Sept. 11, officers took Christopher Pino, 39, into custody and charged him with murdering Tresa Slate, 62, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said deputies responded to Slate’s home around 11:30 a.m. the previous day after an elderly man was unable to wake her up.

Deputies determined Slate was dead and suspected she may have been murdered, the sheriff’s office said.

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“Major Crimes detectives conducted a lengthy investigation and in consultation with the medical examiner, determined the manner of death was homicide,” officials said.

Police did not release further details, such as how the victim died.

Investigators then identified Slate’s son, Pino, as the suspect in the case, and he was apprehended in Gainesville the day after the slaying.

Pino was being held without bond. The sheriff’s office said he had an active warrant from Virginia for theft when he was arrested.

Police have not disclosed a possible motive for the murder. The investigation is ongoing.


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