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Mom sees son on police bulletin, turns him in on murder accusations

tennessee man caught on camera killing woman in motel room surveillance video helps capture him when his mom turned him in
Source: Memphis Police Department, Unsplash

Jun. 23 2021, Published 10:25 a.m. ET

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A mom in Tennessee turned her son in on a murder charge after she spotted him on surveillance video released by police.

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On June 11, Memphis police said they were called to the Deluxe Inn, where they found Monica Boone dead in one of the rooms.

According to authorities, Boone suffered from an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police said surveillance video recovered during the investigation showed the gunman and the vehicle the gunman was driving at the time of Boone’s murder.


After placing the surveillance video on the police department's social media, the shooter’s own mother contacted investigators, officials said.

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According to police, the mother told police Alex Derrick admitted to her that he killed Boone.

Derrick was arrested and has been charged with first-degree murder, authorities said.


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