Son charged with murdering his 83-year-old mom Southgate

Irene Shields found stabbed to death on the 4th of July

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A 53-year-old Southgate man has been charged with stabbing his 83-year-old mother do death on July 4th.

James Alan Shields has been charged with one count of first degree murder.

On Wednesday around 8 p.m. police received a 911 call to a home in the 12300 block of Longtin. When they arrived they found the body of 83-year-old Irene Shields. She had been stabbed several times.

Police have not released a motive for the stabbing.

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