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Teen charged over mother’s death

Georgina Robinson
April 22, 2011

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of his mother, who was found dead in their house in northern NSW on Wednesday.

Police found the boy, from Suffolk Park, outside a motel in Port Macquarie yesterday evening after launching a public appeal for his whereabouts.

He had not been seen since a family friend found the body of the 48-year-old woman in their home on Hayter Street, about 11am on Wednesday.

Police said she had suffered a number of injuries but a post-mortem examination would determine the exact cause of her death.

Investigators found the boy’s car, a Holden Commodore, near Port Macquarie yesterday morning.

They arrested the boy about 5.45pm yesterday and last night charged him with murder, illegal use of conveyance and stealing.

The boy suffered from a medical condition and might not have taken his medication in recent days, police said.

He was refused bail and will appear in Port Macquarie Local Court today.

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