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Son Brutally Kills Elderly Mother in Phelan

A mother  is dead after reportedly being attacked and strangled by her adult son.

Detectives responded to a home on the 8800 block of Del Rosa Road in Phelan, where  Shirley Thompson, an elderly female in her late 70’s was found brutally attacked and strangled. The son, Michael Thompson, presumed to be in his late 40’s, is believed to be the suspect.

A call was placed to the San Bernardino County Sheriffs dispatch reporting that a female was injured and needed medical attention.

Upon arrival detectives discovered the gruesome scene where the attack allegedly occurred. The adult son, who remained on scene was immediately taken into custody on suspicions of murder.

No official motive for the attack has been given, but those close to the incident noted that male may have been high on drugs since he suffered from a known drug addiction.

The Thompson family has resided in the Victor Valley for several decades. It is believed Michael Thompson- the alleged suspect- was born and raised in the Victor Valley, and lived with his mother.

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