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Pennsylvania mother found with slit throat, knife on her chest. Her son’s now accused of murder.

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Source: Berks County prison; MEGA

Jan. 26 2022, Published 8:08 p.m. ET

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A Pennsylania woman is dead, and her son is accused of killing her and then fleeing the scene so he could allegedly go buy drugs, police said.

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On the morning of Jan. 23, the boyfriend of Jill Murray, 47, found her dead of a neck wound at her Shillington home, WFMZ reported.

The following day, the victim’s 22-year-old son, Jakob Murray, was taken into custody in Philadelphia.

According to investigators, Murray allegedly admitted he tried to choke his mother to death but that didn’t work so he slit her throat.

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After the murder, Murray allegedly stole his mother’s credit cards and fled in her car to Philadelphia, where he went to buy heroin, police claimed.

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Authorities said around midnight before the murder, the son called his mother and she went back to the home they shared. The boyfriend contacted her via text the next day but didn’t hear back from her. When he went to the home just before 10 a.m., he used a set of keys he had to enter and discovered Jill Murray’s body with a knife laying on her chest, police said.

Murray was booked into Berks County Prison without bail on charges including first-, second- and third-degree murder, aggravated assault, strangulation, robbery, theft, and possession of an instrument of a crime.

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Source: Berks County prison; MEGA
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