Arizona Man, 27, Beats Disabled Mother to Death

An Arizona man has been arrested for the brutal beating death of his disabled mother.

Bullhead City police said they were called to a home just before 3 p.m. on Friday and found Janice Lynn Houston, 55, badly beaten. She was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Her son, 27-year-old Joseph Houston, was identified as the suspect and arrested after officers found him outside the home.

A family member told police that he had attacked and choked his mother on Thursday. He returned on Friday and threw a rock through the sliding glass door when he was denied entry.

Houston allegedly beat his mother when the family member ran to a nearby store to call for help.

The motive for the attack is unknown.

Houston was booked into the Mohave County jail on a charge of first degree murder.

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[Featured image: Joseph Houston/Bullhead City Police Department]