Son accused of killing mother in Newmarket

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A 25-year-old Newmarket man faces second-degree murder charges in the death of his 61-year-old mother.

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York Regional Police were called to a residence near Gorham St. and Leslie Ave. on Jan. 5 just after 5 p.m. to respond to reports of a domestic dispute.

When authorities arrived they found a female victim with life-threatening injuries and she was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

A male suspect was taken into custody.

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Neither the victim, accused or address will be released by police who say they want to protect the identities of other family members who witnessed the incident.

In addition to the second-degree murder, the accused also faces arson causing damage to property charges.

Otherwise, anyone with information can contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865, or email the Homicide Unit at homicide@yrp.ca , or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com .

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