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Police say son charged with murder strangled mother after arguing with her about drug use


TORRINGTON, Connecticut — Police say a suspect accused of killing his mother said he argued with her over his drug use, refused to attend a drug rehabilitation program in New York and strangled her.

The Republican-American reports ( ) that Nicholas Hulme was arraigned Tuesday in Bantam Superior Court on charges of murder and third-degree larceny. Hulme did not speak in court and was ordered held on a $1.5 million bond.

The arrest warrant says the 18-year-old Hulme told police that in an argument about drugs and money Nov. 3, his mother, Wendy Hulme, "came after him."

Authorities say he choked his mother until she lost consciousness and brought her to the floor.

Police say Hulme beat on her chest, but she remained unresponsive.

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